Polling indicates that may not be goal a majority of Americans share.
Americans say, 45% 至 23%, that the Supreme Court has reduced, rather than expanded, the rights of people seeking abortions over the past 15 years or so, according to Marquette. Nearly half would like to see the needle move the other way — 48% want to see the Supreme Court make it easier to get an abortion in the US, per Quinnipiac, 与 35% saying the court should make it harder to do so.
How Americans describe their views on abortion in a poll can vary significantly depending on the details of the questions they’re asked
. Unlike in some other cases
— 例如, approaches to foreign policy
— this isn’t mainly because people lack strong
, preexisting opinions on the topic
. 相当, it’s because many people hold complicated or nuanced views about how to handle the issue
. In the Monmouth and Quinnipiac surveys
, about half of the public said they felt abortion laws should fall somewhere between
” 和 “always illegal.
The specifics of the Texas law — especially its enforcement procedures — could constrain its public support. According to Marquette, 3 在 10 Americans say they’d favor the Supreme Court upholding “a state law that bans most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy” — which describes the Texas law — 与 46% 反对的, 和 23% saying they haven’t heard enough to weigh in.
In the Quinnipiac poll, Americans say 51% 至 39% that abortions should be legal after a fetal heartbeat is detectable, which is usually around six weeks of pregnancy — which can often be before a woman knows that she is pregnant.
Seven in 10 美国人, the Monmouth poll finds, disapprove of “having private citizens use lawsuits to enforce this law instead of having government prosecutors handle these cases,” 和 81% disapprove of “给予 $ 10,000 to private citizens who successfully file abortion lawsuits.”
The Monmouth University poll surveyed 802 US adults by phone on Sept. 9-13, with a margin of sampling error of +/- 3.5 百分点. The Quinnipiac University poll surveyed 1,210 US adults by phone on Sept. 10-13, with a margin of sampling error of +/- 2.8 百分点. The Marquette Law School poll surveyed 1,411 US adults on Sept. 7-16 using a nationally representative online panel, with a margin of sampling error of +/-3.4 百分点.