Abortion

As of 7/13/2013

54%
Date Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases
1995 60 38
1996 57 40
1998 54 42
1999 56 42
2000 53 43
2001 54 43
2003 57 42
2004 55 43
2005 57 41
2006 51 43
2007 52 42
2008 54 40
2009 47 44
2010 50 44
2011 53 42
2012 54 39
2013 54 40

Slightly more than half of the U.S. public (54%) thinks abortion should be legal in all or most cases, a level that has held fairly stable since the mid-1990s. About four-in-ten Americans say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases, a level that also has been fairly stable since the mid-1990s. Read more