By Diana Chandler
NEW YORK — At least 65 percent of Americans believe abortion should be illegal in most cases after the first three months of pregnancy, according to a new poll designed to be representative of the national population.
A full 80 percent of Americans believe it should be illegal in the last three months of pregnancy, said the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll released a week ago.
Along political party lines, 41 percent of Republicans said abortions should be legal in the first trimester in all or most cases, compared to 81 percent of Democrats. By the second trimester, only 11 percent of Republicans said abortions should be allowed, compared to 52 percent of Democrats.
Among born-again or evangelical Christians, 67 percent said abortions should be illegal in all or most cases, while 33 percent said abortions should be legal in all or most cases, the poll said. Included in the latter are a 10th of born-again and evangelical Christians who said abortions should be legal in all circumstances. [Read more…]