Brazil: opinion on the legal status of abortion by income level 2018

A survey conducted in December of 2018 revelaed that people within lower income groups were the ones most against abortion legalization in Brazil. Over half of respondents whose income was of up to two minimum wages said they believed abortion should be completely prohibited. In turn, the highest income range of over ten minimum wages was the one where respondents showed a higher level of agreement with the decriminalization of abortion under any circumstance (19 percent).

In Brazil, abortion is decriminalized in three cases: if the pregnancy is a result of rape, if performing an abortion is the only way to save the woman's life, or if the fetus suffers from anencephaly.

Public opinion on the legal status of abortion in Brazil as of December 2018, by level of income

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Sources

Release date

January 2019

Region

Brazil

Survey time period

December 18 and 19, 2018

Number of respondents

2,077 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Supplementary notes

In Brazil, abortion is decriminalized in three cases: if the pregnancy is a result of rape, if performing an abortion is the only way to save the woman's life, or if the fetus suffers from anencephaly.

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