WSJ Poll: Support for Abortion Access Near All-Time High

Americans’ support for abortion access has risen close to an all-time high since nonpartisan researchers began tracking the issue in the 1970s, according to a new poll.

The Wall Street Journal and NORC at the University of Chicago found in a survey released this week that 55% of Americans think a pregnant woman should be able to legally obtain an abortion for any reason. The survey notes that this is 18 percentage points higher than in 1977, the earliest available data.

The poll found that about three-quarters of Democrats, 77%, support abortion access for any reason, an increase from 52% in 2016. About one-third of Republicans support abortion access for any reason, though no exact number was provided.

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