Thursday, September 22, 2022 | News

Research shows vast majority of Americans oppose total abortion bans

Amidst ever-increasing abortion restrictions in the United States, new research commissioned by Ipas shows nine in 10 Americans oppose total abortion bans.

Nine out of 10 Americans 
are against a total ban on abortion.

Nine out of 10 Americans are against a total ban on abortion.

Ipas worked with Eden Stanley to conduct broad public opinion research involving 4,000 U.S. adults and covering values, behaviors, demographics and attitudes. Results identify a large section of the U.S. public who either believe abortion should be legal or hold more nuanced views but support abortion access and rights at least under some circumstances:

  • 34% believe abortion should be legal in all or almost all circumstances
  • 56% have more complex views and don’t think abortion should be totally legal or illegal
  • 10% believe abortion should be illegal in all circumstances

Added together, the populations who support abortion in some or all circumstances represent 189 million U.S. adults.

“This research confirms what many advocates have long been saying—that there is an overwhelming majority of support for abortion access in this country,” says Jennifer Daw Holloway, Ipas director of communications. “A small, well-organized minority has succeeded at chipping away abortion rights, but we know that these actions do not represent most Americans’ values and beliefs.”

    Ipas will be sharing the findings from this research with advocates and partners in a variety of ways in the coming months.

    For more information contact: media@ipas.org

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