The support of abortion between Republicans versus Democrats:
— If the life/health of the woman is in jeopardy abortion is approved by 90% of Democrats and 90% of Republicans
— If the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest abortion is approved of by 82% of Democrats and 82% of Republicans
— If the woman has low income are cannot afford more children abortion is approved by 48% of Democrats and 41% of Republicans
— If a woman is not married abortion is approved of by 44% of Democrats and 43% of Republicans
— Abortion for any reason is approved of by 40% of Democrats and 36% of Republicans
As you can see, 60% of Democrats support some restrictions on abortion. The margin between rank-and-file Republicans and rank-and-file Democrats on abortion is much narrower than many people think. If you’re pro-life Democrat, or at least a Democrat who feels there should be some restrictions on abortion, you’re in good company.
James A. Davis, Tom W. Smith, and Peter V. Marsden “General Social Surveys, 1972 2004 (Chicago: National Opinion Research Center, 2008)Share on Facebook