Under current law, no federal funding may be used to pay for abortions. Thirty percent (30%) of voters believe the law should be changed so that abortions can be paid for by the federal government. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 49% disagree and 21% are not sure.
A plurality of Democrats (47%) favor federal funding of abortions. Most Republicans (66%) are opposed. Among Independent voters, 25% favor changing the law and 48% favor continuing to ban the use of federal funding for abortions.
Fifty-two percent (52%) of women favor the ban on using federal funds for abortion. So do 46% of men.
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Under current law, no federal funding may be used to pay for abortions. Should the law be changed so that abortions can be paid for by the federal government?
21% Not sure
The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on November 29-30, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.