Fifty-two percent (52%) of voters say that
abortion is morally wrong most of the time. Thirty-six percent (36%)
Fifty-three percent (53%) believe it is too
easy to get an abortion in America. Just 18% believe it is too hard, while
22% say "about right." Among pro-choice voters, 27% say too easy, 31% too
hard, and 33% about right.
Thirty-two percent (32%) say that overturning
Roe vs. Wade would make abortion illegal. Forty-seven percent (47%) say it
would be up to individual states to set their own laws.
Thirty-nine percent (39%) of American voters
say it would be best for the Supreme Court to establish rules governing
abortion. Fort-seven percent (47%) would prefer rules established by the
A related survey found that
58% of Likely Voters say that
Senate Democrats should vote to confirm a qualified conservative
nominee for the Supreme Court.
Earlier survey data showed
that 42% of Americans have a favorable opinion of the U.S.
Supreme Court. Nearly
as many, 41%, have an unfavorable opinion. Retiring Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor is viewed favorably by 55% of American voters.
Just 17% believe she is politically conservative.
During the battle over
Judicial nominations earlier this year, just 22% of Americans had a
favorable opinion of the
filibuster compromise reached by fourteen Senators.
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This survey of 1,000 Adults was
conducted by Rasmussen Reports July 7, 2005. The margin of
sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of