Do you think that having an abortion is morally acceptable or morally wrong?

Americans' moral stance towards abortion in 2017 This statistic shows the results of a survey among Americans regarding their moral stance towards abortion in 2017. In 2017, 43 percent of respondents stated that they think having an abortion is morally acceptable, while the same amount considered it morally wrong.
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Share of respondents
Morally acceptable43%
Morally wrong49%
Depends on situation7%
No opinion2%
Share of respondents
Morally acceptable43%
Morally wrong49%
Depends on situation7%
No opinion2%
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This statistic shows the results of a survey among Americans regarding their moral stance towards abortion in 2017. In 2017, 43 percent of respondents stated that they think having an abortion is morally acceptable, while the same amount considered it morally wrong.
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Release date
June 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
May 3-7, 2017
Number of respondents
1,025 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
According to the source, the original question was posed as follows: "Next, I'm going to read you a list of issues. Regardless of whether or not you think it should be legal, for each one, please tell me whether you personally believe that in general it is morally acceptable or morally wrong. How about abortion?"

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