Results of a Gallup poll released on Wednesday showed the number of Americans who identify themselves as "pro-choice" has declined sharply to a record low level of 41 percent, which is down from 47 percent in July of last year.
Meanwhile, 50 percent of Americans now identify themselves as "pro-life," just one percentage point short of a record high in May of 2009.
The divide between the two political parties remains stark, with 72 percent of Republicans identifying themselves as pro-life compared to 68 percent a year ago. The percentage of Democrats identifying themselves as pro-choice dropped to 58 percent.
At the same time, the poll found that 52 percent of Americans think abortion should be legal under certain circumstances.
Another 25 percent said abortion should be legal in all cases, while 20 percent said abortion should be illegal in all cases.
The survey of 1,024 adults was conducted May 3rd through 6th and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
by RTT Staff Writer
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