A strong majority of Americans support restrictions on abortion and want abortion laws decided at the state level, according to a new Marist Poll.
The Knights of Columbus sponsored poll published on Thursday revealed 71 percent of Americans prefer limits on abortions.
BREAKING: 71% of Americans support tight restrictions on abortion, according to @KofC @maristpoll. Most Americans (61%) also want the Supreme Court either to outlaw abortion or to open the issue up to the states to decide, effectively reversing #RoeVWadehttps://t.co/yOMuWguufZ
— Tyler O’Neil (@Tyler2ONeil) January 20, 2022
In addition, the poll found 54 percent oppose taxpayer funding of abortion, and more than 60 percent believe abortion should be made illegal (17 percent) or left for states to decide (44 percent).
Perhaps surprisingly, 49 percent of Democrats agreed abortion should not be allowed after three months of pregnancy. Overall, 12 percent agreed abortion should never be permitted.
“When it comes to the direction of government policy, there has been consistency and consensus in American public opinion on the issue of abortion over the decades,” explained Dr. Barbara Carvalho, director of the Marist Poll, in a press release.
“As we await a decision in the Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, our polling continues to show that over 60% of Americans reject the central holding of Roe v. Wade, and want to return the decision to the states or make abortion illegal,” Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly added in the release.
The study shows a strong number of Americans continue to stand for life, a strong contrast with the abortion focus in the current Democrat Party.