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Gallup Poll: 51% call themselves Pro-Life...

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  1. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090515/ap_on_re_us/us_abortion_poll

    http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/ap/ap_on_re_us/storytext/us_aborti...


    (.....yup the media correct.....:rolleyes: social issues are such a loser for the GOP)
    (Alexis de Tocqueville said, “When America is no longer good it will no longer be great”. This seems to indicate that there is a reservoir of goodness out there, perhaps, and that it might even be growing)


    NEW YORK – A Gallup Poll released Friday found that 51 percent of Americans now call themselves pro-life rather than pro-choice on the issue of abortion, the first time a majority gave that answer in the 15 years that Gallup has asked the question.

    The findings, obtained in an annual survey on values and beliefs conducted May 7-10, marked a significant shift from a year ago. A year ago, 50 percent said they were pro-choice and 44 percent pro-life — in the new poll, 42 percent said they were pro-choice.

    The new survey showed that Americans remained deeply divided on the legality of abortion — with 23 percent saying it should be illegal in all circumstances, 22 percent saying it should be legal under any circumstances, and 53 percent saying it should be legal only under certain circumstances.

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  2. VietCowboy

    VietCowboy Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible.

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    so...wouldn't only 23% be pro-life? The rest are okay with abortion under some circumstance (not saying the rest are pro-choice, but I thought pro-lifers would advocate against abortion).

    Allowing for abortion in certain circumstances introduces "choice."
  3. Rogah

    Rogah Well-Known Member

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    But if you want to use the logic where only 23% are truly pro-life, then we also have to say only 22% are truly pro-choice. IMHO, the terms "pro-life" and "pro-choice" tend to paint this debate in purely black and white terms, which is absurd considering how much grey area there is.

    Fact of the matter is an awful lot of people that consider themselves "pro-life" will still allow certain exceptions. Similarly, an awful lot of people that consider themselves "pro-choice" believe there comes a point where abortions should no longer be allowed.
  4. VietCowboy

    VietCowboy Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible.

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    I agree, I never said anything otherwise (hence I said that the rest aren't necessarily pro-choice).
  5. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    I can say this with certainty, polls dont clear things up.
  6. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    No they don't.
  7. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Its all on who you ask and how the question is worded, and the questions that lead up to it. Any poll can be manipulated to get the result you want.
  8. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    as with any Poll, any business, and investment.............the trend is your friend.........

    .......maybe social issues are not such a killer for the GOP as per McCains and Rhinos want it to be.........

    Alexis de Tocqueville said, “When America is no longer good it will no longer be great”. This seems to indicate that there is a reservoir of goodness out there, perhaps, and that it might even be growing)

    Is abortion worse than waterboarding as a form of torture?????????.......or is it just because some "political entity" said they can be done.....they are ok???
  9. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    That's true, of course. But in this case, they've been asking the same question over the years, so it is informative to see the numbers move over time in response to that particular (albeit vague) question.
  10. VietCowboy

    VietCowboy Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible.

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    Yep, although 20% of the adult population are currently taken out of the random sampling pool due to the fact that they do not have a landline.
  11. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    That's actually not accurate. Gallup hits both land lines and cell phones now.

    Also, as mentioned in the article below, Pew found that adding cell phone only subscribers has virtually no effect on the result of the poll.



  12. Viper

    Viper Active Member

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    This is actually encouraging, my faith in America just grew a little.
  13. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    We all know that due to a poor education system that the U.S. is getting dumber each year. So, even though the same question is being asked by the poll each year there will different responses over time because people are too dumb to comprehend the question as compared to people in the past. :D

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