A new Marist poll released on the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Roe v. Wade finds most Americans reject the 1973 ruling that created a right to abortion.
According to the poll, which was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, 62% of Americans say that if the Supreme Court revisits Roe v. Wade, it should rule to allow states to determine abortion restrictions (46%) or make abortion illegal (16%). This outcome includes 39 percent of those who identify as Democrat and 40 percent of those who consider themselves “pro-choice.”
Only 33% of Americans say abortion should be legal at any time without restriction. The poll found 41% of those who identify as pro-choice are more likely to vote for candidates who support abortion restrictions, as are more than nine in ten, or 96 percent, of those who identify as pro-life.
Additionally, 65% of Americans, and the same percentage of registered voters, say they “are more likely to vote for” candidates who would limit abortion to at most the first three months of pregnancy. This outcome includes 88% of Republicans, 62% percent of Independents, and 44% of Democrats.