Global Attitudes on Abortion

A new BuzzFeed News/Ipsos global poll of citizens in 23 countries polled.

The main results of this study are:

  • 43% support a woman having an abortion whenever she decides she wants one.
  • Three in Ten (30%) believe abortion should be permitted in certain circumstances…
  • One in Ten (11%) believe abortion should not be permitted under any circumstance unless the mother’s life is in danger…
  • Only 5% believe abortion should never be permitted, no matter what circumstance exists…
  • One Third (34%) of all men and women surveyed combined indicate they personally have, or someone close to them has, had an abortion…
  • One third (39%) of women have had or know of someone close to them ever had an abortion

 

Countries views on abortion

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