Global @dvisor: Abortion 2017

A new poll conducted by Ipsos in 24 countries around the world sheds light on the global citizens’ views on the controversial subject of abortion.

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  • Nik Samoylov Public Affairs, US
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Which is closer to your point of view?

Seven in ten (71%) respondents in 24 countries around the world say abortion should be permitted. 43% say abortion should be permitted whenever a woman decides she wants one. Only 5% say that abortion should not be permitted under any circumstances.

  • More women (46%) than men (40%) say abortion should be permitted whenever a woman decides to have one.
  • More men (29%) than women (27%) say abortion should be permitted  only in certain circumstances, such as if a woman has been raped.
  • Those who say that abortion should never be permitted under any circumstances are more likely to have low household income (7%) than medium (4%) or high (5%) household income.

Abortion should be permitted

An overwhelming majority (71%) of global respondents say that abortion should be permitted whenever a woman decides to have one (43%), or in special circumstances (28%).

Abortion should not be permitted

Only one in five (17%) global respondents say abortion should not be permitted. 12% say it should only be permitted if the life of the mother is in danger. Only a few (5%) say abortion should not be permitted at all.

The author(s)

  • Nik Samoylov Public Affairs, US

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