Arkansas Residents Favor Laws Making Abortions More Difficult

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 30, 2007   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Arkansas Residents Favor Laws Making Abortions More Difficult Email this article
Printer friendly page

by Steven Ertelt Editor
October 30,

Little Rock, AR ( — A new poll of Arkansas residents shows that a plurality of the residents of the Natural State favor laws making abortions more difficult to get. The survey also showed that more residents would rather see no change to the state abortion law than to make abortions easier to obtain.

The University of Arkansas conducts the Arkansas Poll on an annual basis to determine the political attitudes of state residents.

As they have each year, the pollsters included an abortion question and queried respondents on their attitude about making abortions more difficult or easier to get.

This year, 41 percent of those polled said they want to make abortions more difficult while just 13 percent said they want abortions easier to obtain. Some 36 percent of those polled said they prefer no change in the current abortion law.

Another 9 percent didn’t know where they stood on the abortion law or refused to answer the question.

The pollsters did not explain to respondents the status of current abortion laws in the state or ask other questions about abortion issues.

The percentages of Arkansas residents in each category has remained within the margin of error almost every year since 1999 when the poll first began.

Between October 7th and October 18th, the Survey Research Center at the University of Arkansas completed 754 telephone surveys among a random sample of adult Arkansans. The survey’s margin of error is +/- 3.5 percentage points.