Poll: Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Believe Abortion Should Be Illegal After First Trimester| National Catholic Register

A new poll suggests that a majority of Americans believe that abortion should be illegal in most or all cases after the first trimester.  According to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 65% of Americans said abortion should be illegal in most or all cases in the second trimester. And notably, only 19% of respondents said abortion in the third trimester, roughly months seven through nine of a pregnancy, should be legal in most or all cases, while 81% responded that it should be illegal in most or all cases.  More than 6-in-10, 61%, Americans believe that abortion should be legal in most or all circumstances in the first trimester of pregnancy.  The percentage of Americans who believe abortion should be illegal in all cases in the first trimester was 16%. Meanwhile, 35% said abortion should be illegal in all cases during the second trimester, and 54% answered that way for the third trimester.  However, when asked about the legality of abortion overall, 56% said they believed abortion should be legal in most or all cases, while 43% said it should be illegal in most or all cases.  The poll drew on a random sample of 1,125 adults, with an estimated margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.

Poll: Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Believe Abortion Should Be Illegal After First Trimester| National Catholic Register

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