8/30/11: Majority Say Abortion is Morally Wrong

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A new national poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports finds more than half of Americans still believe abortions are morally wrong, although the polling finds different results from most surveys when asking whether respondents are pro-life or pro-choice.

Rasmussen found 55% believe abortion is morally wrong most of the time, a finding that shows little change since April 2007, when it started asking the question. Thirty percent think abortion is morally acceptable in the majority of cases, while 15% are undecided.

The poll also found a majority of voters say abortion will affect how they vote in the next election, where Americans will decide if they want to keep pro-abortion President Barack Obama in the White House for another four years and whether pro-life Republicans or pro-abortion Democrats run Congress.