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Abortion Research Package

A Pew Forum research package includes results from a new public opinion survey, a slideshow on how opinion differs among various demographic groups, a discussion of the legal issues and a summary of religious groups’ positions.


POLL January 2013 Roe v. Wade at 40: Most Oppose Overturning Abortion Decision As the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision approaches, the public remains opposed to completely overturning the historic ruling on abortion. More than six-in-ten (63%) say they would not like to see the court completely overturn the Roe v. Wade decision.


GRAPHIC January 2013 Public Opinion on Abortion Slideshow A series of graphics explores public opinion on abortion, illustrating how opinion differs among various demographic groups, including religious, political, age and gender groups.

ANALYSIS January 2013 A History of Key Abortion Rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court During the past 35 years, federal courts, particularly the U.S. Supreme Court, have superseded states as the driving force in crafting abortion policy.

ANALYSIS January 2013 Religious Groups’ Official Positions on Abortion A breakdown of 17 major religious groups’ views on the issue of abortion.

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