Not ‘pro-choice,’ but supportive of abortion rights

The number of self-identified “pro-choice” Americans has hit an all-time low – 41 percent – according to a new Gallup poll. That’s an 8 percentage point drop from the 2011 survey. However, Americans’ support for abortion rights increased slightly. Of those surveyed, 52 percent believe abortion should be legal under “certain circumstances,” up from 50 percent in 2011. An additional 25 percent of Americans think abortion should be legal under all circumstances, while 20 percent think it should be illegal. Meanwhile, 50 percent of those surveyed identified themselves as “pro-life,” up from 45 percent in 2011.