Americans’ long-standing debate over abortion has often centered on whether the procedure should be legal. But beneath the surface, there also is disagreement among U.S. adults over whether legal restrictions on abortion are an effective way to reduce the number of abortions in the United States in the first place – or whether there are other ways to do so. 57% of U.S. adults say passing stricter laws against abortion would “greatly” or “slightly” reduce the number of abortions in the country, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in March. This is similar to the share who say providing more support for parents, expanding sex education, and making it easier to place children for adoption into good homes would also accomplish this.