CLASSICAL GAS --
THE ABORTION CONTROVERSY
We undertook to do a definitive survey of American public opinion about the abortion controversy. Previous attempts to measure the public's views about abortion have all been flawed or otherwise inadequate.
In the United States, abortion has become an increasingly divisive issue. An accurate assessment of public opinion could have profound effects on the country's political and moral climate.
We surveyed 41,000 adults. The survey consisted of one question:
Do you support the abortion controversy (yes or no)?
Results of the Survey
We tabulated the responses according to criteria of gender, age, religious affiliation, and political affiliation.
* * * By gender:
* * * By age:
65 and above:
Note: In order to conform with recent Supreme Court interpretations of U. S. laws, we have destroyed all data for the age group 51-64.
* * * By religious affiliation:
Jewish and/or Moslem
Other religeous affiliation, or no religious affiliation:
* * * By political affiliation:
Analysis and conclusion
The American public is deeply divided on the abortion issue.
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