Poll Finds Continued Support for Abortion Rights
Nearly two-thirds of California adults support the state's abortion laws or think the laws should be relaxed, according to a February Field Poll, the Sacramento Bee reports.
Poll director Mark DiCamillo said the poll found that attitudes regarding abortion in California have remained largely unchanged over the past 20 years (Benson, Sacramento Bee, 3/14).
The survey found:
- 63% of adult residents and 73% of registered voters said Roe v. Wade should not be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court;
- 21% of adult residents and 23% of registered voters said California law should be changed to make obtaining an abortion easier; and
- 72% of adult residents and 74% of registered voters support late-stage abortions if a woman's health is in danger.
The poll surveyed 500 Californians between Feb. 12 and 26, and has a sampling error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points (Skipitares, San Jose Mercury News, 3/14).
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