Should Abortion Laws be More or Less Strict? (August 2022)

Should Abortion Laws be More or Less Strict? (August 2022)

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More strict20%
Less strict49%
Left as they are now21%
Don't know/No opinion10%

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
More strict10%16%28%
Less strict79%36%26%
Left as they are now5%26%37%
Don't know/No opinion6%22%9%

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CategoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
More strict3%16%11%
Less strict87%72%79%
Left as they are now5%5%5%
Don't know/No opinion6%7%6%

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CategoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
More strict23%21%34%
Less strict28%35%20%
Left as they are now42%31%38%
Don't know/No opinion7%13%8%

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CategoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
More strict10%15%31%
Less strict81%54%23%
Left as they are now6%11%38%
Don't know/No opinion3%20%8%

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CategoryLean liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
More strict10%8%13%
Less strict80%81%81%
Left as they are now10%5%4%
Don't know/No opinion1%5%2%

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CategoryLean conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
More strict18%27%44%
Less strict42%24%8%
Left as they are now31%41%39%
Don't know/No opinion9%7%8%

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CategoryWhiteBlackHispanic
More strict21%18%21%
Less strict44%62%52%
Left as they are now26%9%17%
Don't know/No opinion9%11%10%

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CategoryMaleFemale
More strict23%18%
Less strict42%55%
Left as they are now24%18%
Don't know/No opinion10%10%

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CategoryUrbanSuburbanRural
More strict19%19%27%
Less strict57%48%37%
Left as they are now14%23%27%
Don't know/No opinion9%10%10%

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Category18-2930-4445-6465+
More strict23%27%18%14%
Less strict55%49%46%47%
Left as they are now9%16%24%32%
Don't know/No opinion12%8%12%6%

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CategoryNo HSHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
More strict26%23%17%26%19%18%
Less strict41%43%56%41%51%51%
Left as they are now5%21%15%25%24%25%
Don't know/No opinion28%13%12%9%5%6%

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CategoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
More strict34%15%13%4%
Less strict31%48%60%78%
Left as they are now27%21%17%11%
Don't know/No opinion7%16%9%6%

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CategoryThe Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word.The Bible is the word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word.The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God.Don't know.
More strict41%17%7%13%
Less strict28%44%79%45%
Left as they are now23%28%10%12%
Don't know/No opinion9%11%4%29%

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