America's youth guide debate on abortion
A recent study shows support for
legal abortion has dropped in the United States.
Michael Dimock is a spokesman for Pew Research Center, who conducted
the study earlier this year. "Today about the same number of people [46
percent] side with keeping abortion legal in most cases, as opposed to
illegal in most cases [44 percent]," he notes. "In previous polls, the
pro-choice position outweighed the pro-life position by a substantial
Pollsters broke down the results according to religious groups where
there is more of a shifting of views than in politics. "But you're
seeing more of a shift in a conservative direction among Protestants,
both evangelical and mainline Protestants, more so than among Catholics
or other religious groups," Dimock points out.
Dimock believes America's youth will establish the future on the
abortion issue. He tells OneNewsNow young people are more liberal on
such issues as homosexuality.
"[However,] when it comes to abortion, there's not an overwhelming age
disparity," Dimock says. "Younger people aren't substantially more
supportive of abortion rights or pro-life than [are] older folks."
Date: September 2, 2009
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