Mexico: public opinion on abortion by state 2019

In a survey conducted in September 2019, around 53 percent of respondents in Mexico City agreed with the statement "The law must allow women the right to abortion". In Oaxaca, state which decriminalized abortion in 2019, only 27 percent of respondents were in favor of women's right to abortion. Mexico City and Oaxaca are the only jurisdictions in Mexico where abortion is decriminalized within the first twelve weeks of pregnancy.

Mexican states where public opinion is most in favor of women's right to abortion as of September 2019

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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

July 14 to September 2, 2019

Number of respondents

15,000 adults

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The original question posed during the survey was: "¿Está de acuerdo o en desacuerdo con lo siguiente? La ley debe permitir a la mujer el derecho al aborto"
The source does not provide information about missing percentage points to 100 percent.
The wording chosen for this statistic may slightly differ from the original.

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