Gallup Poll: Americans More Dissatisfied With Pro-Abortion Laws Than Ever Before

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 22, 2020   |   11:10AM   |   Washington, DC

Last year, new York made headlines with a devastating new law that legalized abortions up to birth and infanticide. Vermont followed suit with its own abortions up to birth legislation, then Rhode Island and, finally, Illinois legalized abortions up to birth as well.

And Americans are not happy about it, according to a new Gallup poll.

“Fifty-eight percent of Americans say they are dissatisfied with the nation’s policies on abortion, marking a seven-percentage-point increase from one year ago and a new high in Gallup’s trend,” Gallup reported today.

Americans have generally been unhappy with America’s pro-abortion laws over the last 20 years and that level of disapproval has only increased as abortion activists have taken their radical activism to new heights. Whether its the shout your abortion campaign, laws for abortions up to birth, forcing Americans to fund abortions and doctors to do abortions, or even defending infanticide, Democrats have pushed their radical pro-abortion agenda more and more aggressively in recent years.

And the Gallup poll graph shows Americans are increasingly upset about that:

Gallup has measured Americans’ satisfaction with the country’s abortion policies most years since 2001 as part of its annual Mood of the Nation poll. The latest results are from a Jan. 2-15, 2020, survey.

Why are Americans dissatisfied? Gallup notes that it is because more Americans want stricter abortion laws. For the last 20 years that Gallup has polled, more Americans are upset because the laws are too supportive of abortion and that hasn’t changed with this survey.

The Gallup survey also finds Democrats are becoming more a more monolithic pro-abortion party as more Democrats want more pro-abortion laws than ever before. Meanwhile independents and Republicans are more inclined to favor more pro-life laws on abortion.

Last summer,Gallup’s annual abortion poll showed increasing pro-life sentiment across the Untied States as more people say they oppose all or most abortions than have said so in recent years.

Typically the Gallup poll has found a majority of Americans oppose all or most abortions even though some Americans who technically take a pro-life position opposing abortion wrongly think they are supposedly pro-choice.

In the past, the Gallup survey has found that roughly half or just over half of Americans oppose all or almost all abortions. The newest polling data is no different, as Gallup notes it has “consistently” found over the years that a majority of Americans are pro-life.

Gallup found 60% of Americans take a pro-life position on abortion wanting all (21%) or almost all 39% abortions made illegal. That 60% figure is the highest percentage of Americans espousing a pro-life position since 2009 and a dramatic rise in pro-life attitudes since the 53% figure Gallup pound in its polling last year.

The poll found just 38% of Americans take a pro-abortion position wanting all (25%) or almost all (13%) abortions legal. That is down from the 43% pro-abortion figure Gallup found last year.