May 24, 2012
Tags: Abortion, gallup, life, poll
Matthew 19:18 ESV “And Jesus said, “You shall not murder…”
“We have so devalued human life in our society that for many people it is a small thing to kill another person.”
-Jim Bakker in “Prosperity and the Coming Apocalypse”
Gallup released a new poll Wednesday that showed the number of Americans identifying themselves as “pro-choice” fell to a record low.
The poll showed that only 41% of Americans identify themselves as “pro-choice,” one percentage point below the previous low in March 2009. Half of those surveyed identified themselves as “pro-life,” one percentage point below the previous record high.
The poll also showed that the number of independent voters who identified themselves as pro-choice fell ten points from May 2011 to 41%. Gallup stated that pro-life people outnumbered pro-choice in the independent category for only the second time since 2001 with the other time being 2009.
The news wasn’t entirely good for those who defend life. The poll also said despite the number of people who believe abortion should be legal under certain circumstances remained at 52%, similar to last year’s result.