49% Know Someone Who Had An Abortion

Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters know of close friends or relatives who have had an abortion. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 41% do not and 10% are not sure.

Fifty-three percent (53%) of women know someone who had an abortion along with 46% of men.

The totals include 49% of those who attend church or other religious services every week, 46% of those who attend once or twice a month, and 51% of those who attend occasionally, rarely, or never.

Fifty-nine percent (59%) of those with a college degree know someone who has had an abortion. Among those without a degree, that figure is 43%.

Data released earlier showed that 36% of voters believe it is too easy to get an abortion in America today. Twenty-six percent (26%) believe it is too hard.

Among those who believe it is too easy, 48% know someone who has had an abortion. Among those who believe it is too hard, 51% say the same.

Given a choice, 56% of voters would support a candidate who said abortion should be allowed only during the first three months of a pregnancy rather than at any point during the pregnancy.

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Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen, ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left more than seven years ago and has had no involvement since that time.


The online survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen July 12-13, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Respondents were selected from a list of Registered Voters and through a process of Random Digital Engagement. 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.


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