Poll: ‘42% of Female College Graduates Want Abortion to Be Totally Legal’

Natalia Mittelstadt | June 26, 2018 | 4:13pm EDT
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(CNSNews.com) - According to a recent Gallup poll, 42% of female college graduates are in favor of abortion being totally legal. However, only 26% of men and 31% of women favor legal abortion under all circumstances.

In the survey, Gallup offered “three choices on abortion: legal in all circumstances, illegal in all circumstances or legal in only certain circumstances.”

For the 1,024 adults surveyed May 1-10, 32% of male and 42% of female college graduates asserted that abortion should be legal in all circumstances.

Although, there is a significant decline when it comes to men and women who have some or no college education: 31% of women and 30% of men who have some college education hold the view that abortion should be legal in all circumstances, whereas only 22% of women and 20% of men who have no college education believe this.

“Educational attainment is a significant predictor of Americans' position on abortion, with college graduates more likely than those with less education to favor abortion being legal in all circumstances,” said Gallup.

Just 19% of both men and women believed that abortion should be illegal in all circumstances. As for those who believe that abortion should only be legal in certain circumstances, 53% of men and 48% of women hold this view.

For those who identify as pro-choice, it came down to 50% of women and 46% of men. On the other hand, 47% of men and 44% of women identified as pro-life.

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