Share of U.S. adults who knew someone who has had an abortion as of 2018

This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults who personally knew someone who has had an abortion as of 2018. It was found that 27 percent of adults stated they knew a close friend who has had an abortion.

Percentage of adults in the U.S. who personally knew someone who has had an abortion as of 2018

Percentage of respondents
Yes, a close friend27%
Yes, family member18%
Yes, myself5%
Yes, someone else11%
No47%
Don't know/refused3%
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Source

Release date

April 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 14 to March 25, 2018

Number of respondents

2,030 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Original question: Do you personally know someone, such as a close friend, family member, or yourself, who has had an abortion? [INTERVIEWER INSTRUCTION: CHECK ALL THAT APPLY]

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