See the latest Pew Research Center reports and data on views toward abortion in the United States and around the world.

ReligionDecember 14, 2018

In the U.S. and Europe, women are about as likely as men to favor legal abortion

In many European countries and the United States, women do not actually differ significantly from men in their views about abortion.

ReligionOctober 29, 2018

Eastern and Western Europeans Differ on Importance of Religion, Views of Minorities, and Key Social Issues

The Iron Curtain that once divided Europe may be long gone, but the continent today is split by stark differences in public attitudes toward religion, minorities and social issues such as gay marriage and legal abortion.

ReligionOctober 17, 2018

Nearly six-in-ten Americans say abortion should be legal in all or most cases

Today, 58% of Americans say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, while 37% think abortion should be illegal in all or most cases.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 30, 2018

Where the public stands on key issues that could come before the Supreme Court

Ahead of the Senate’s deliberations over Kavanaugh, here’s a look at where the public stands on some of the major legal, political and social issues that could come before the Supreme Court in the years ahead.

Pew Research CenterMay 29, 2018

Irish vote highlights widespread popular support for legal abortion in Western Europe

Two-thirds of Irish adults say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, a level of support reflected in a recent vote in Ireland on legal abortion.

ReligionJanuary 22, 2018

American religious groups vary widely in their views of abortion

Many Many Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons and members of some evangelical churches say abortion should be illegal. But among other religious groups, many support legal abortion.

ReligionJuly 7, 2017

Public Opinion on Abortion

A series of graphics explores public opinion on abortion, illustrating how opinion differs among various demographic groups, including religious, political, age and gender groups.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 26, 2017

5 facts about abortion

As the debate over abortion continues, here are five key facts about Americans’ views on the topic.

Fact TankJanuary 3, 2017

About seven-in-ten Americans oppose overturning Roe v. Wade

More than 40 years after the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, 69% of Americans say the historic ruling should not be completely overturned.

Fact TankNovember 3, 2016

Women drive increase in Democratic support for legal abortion

The share of Democrats saying abortion should be legal in all or most cases has risen since earlier this year, driven primarily by a rise in support among Democratic women.