An analysis of surveys conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2004 indicates that "33% of women say they strongly oppose more restrictions on abortion, compared with 26% of men." Is this a debate rooted in gender? Or are there a range of opinions and positions held by both women and men?
The following poll may shed some light on whether or not gender plays a role in an individual's support of - or opposition to - abortion.
A couple of clarifications: As used below, 'exceptions' would be situations such as rape, incest, and/or only if the mother's life is in danger; 'restrictions' would refer to specific time frames for abortion or methods of abortion. (All would be within the current existing guidelines for legal abortion in the United States.)
What's your gender and position on abortion?
- Female, strongly pro-life, no exceptions
- Female, pro-life, some exceptions
- Female, undecided
- Female, pro-choice, some restrictions
- Female, strongly pro-choice, no restrictions
- Male, strongly pro-life, no exceptions
- Male, pro-life, some exceptions
- Male, undecided
- Male, pro-choice, some restrictions
- Male, strongly pro-choice, no restrictions