By Dave Andrusko A poll of 950 likely Missouri voters conducted by St. Louis University/YouGov found that 56% of Missourians support HB 126, the “Heartbeat Bill” passed by the Missouri General Assembly in 2019. Only 33% did not agree in a poll conducted July 19-29. The question (one among many) asked whether the respondent agreed or …Continue reading "New poll finds strong support for Missouri bill prohibiting abortion after 8 weeks"
By Dave Andrusko National Right to Life News Today posts many stories about what public opinion polls supposedly reveal about Americans’ views on abortion. Why? For many reasons, but primarily (a) to reinforce the truth, hidden in plain sight because it is obscured by the major media, that we are much closer to where the …Continue reading "Pushing, polling, and push polling"
By Dave Andrusko On Friday we took a deep dive into the new AP-NORC poll headlined “Most say restrict abortion after 1st trimester.” The core of their analysis was neatly summarized in one paragraph: 61% of Americans say abortion should be legal in most or all circumstances in the first trimester of a pregnancy. However, …Continue reading "Following up on the latest AP poll on abortion showing strong opposition to 2nd and 3rd trimester abortions"
By Dave Andrusko If ever “how” you say something dramatically influences the outcome, it would surely be the wording used in abortion polling. Having said that, let’s jump right into Gallup’s latest abortion poll released yesterday. We’re going to discuss the question of whether abortion is morally acceptable or morally wrong. Then we’ll look at …Continue reading "Understanding the nuances of the latest Gallup poll on abortion is very encouraging"
By Dave Andrusko Like Cicadas, New York Times columnist David Leonhardt emerges (in this case, every couple of years) to take a look at polling on the abortion issue. (See our take in 2017 and 2019). I shouldn’t be too hard because Leonhardt evidences a fairness—a willingness to look at the “science,” you might say—rather …Continue reading "An intelligent look at abortion polling from (of all places) the New York Times"
By Dave Andrusko As I’m waiting for Gallup’s annual series of abortion polls to begin, and in light of congressional Democrats refusal to allow debate on any abortion proposal, I’m looking ahead by looking back at some of what we’ve written. Writing for Gallup, Lydia Saad offered this summary: [T]he finding that 70% of Americans either …Continue reading "The delusion-heavy pro-abortion mind at full throttle"
By Dave Andrusko As NRL News Today has discussed multiple times, it is much more useful—and accurate—to read Gallup’s polls on abortion than Pew Research’s. The former is much more nuanced and fine-tuned than the latter because it probes beneath initial more global responses (more about that below). So when you read Pew Research’s, “Today, …Continue reading "Deconstructing the latest misleading Pew Research poll on abortion"
By Dave Andrusko We (or at least I do) tend to focus most of our attention on the unmitigated pro-abortion outpourings from national media outlets, particularly their polling. You’d think it would be hard to compete with the likes of the New York Times and the Washington Post and three major television networks. But the …Continue reading "Understanding state polling on abortion requires a look at the full context"
By Dave Andrusko Elsewhere today we write about a stupendously obvious conclusion reached by Pew Research: that “Americans far more likely to say evangelicals will lose influence, rather than gain it, under Biden.” Why wouldn’t they—lose influence that is– and the public correctly anticipate that a resolutely pro-abortion administration would not warmly embrace them? After …Continue reading "Pew Research is able to represent the obvious: Any chance that will that change how it continually misrepresents “support” for Roe v. Wade?"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This story from a year ago in NRL News Today is symptomatic of what happens when rabidly pro-abortion newspapers forgo even a pretense of objectivity when discussing pro-life officeholders. I’ll do my best not to show even a tenth of how annoyed I am by two findings in particular from …Continue reading "How an poll can be accurate but totally misleading"
“Three quarters of Americans, including a majority who identify as prochoice, want significant restrictions on abortion.” WASHINGTON – Each January, the Knights of Columbus (KOC) release their annual poll on Americans’ opinions on abortion. They did so today, and the results are not only very encouraging, the poll probes areas no other survey takes the …Continue reading "Latest Knights of Columbus polling shows strong opposition to public funding of abortion and abortions for Down Syndrome"
23% of voters cited abortion and voted pro-life31.9% heard from National Right to Life WASHINGTON – A post-election poll of voters in the 2020 election found that the issue of abortion once again played a key role in the presidential and congressional elections, and that National Right to Life and its state affiliates were key …Continue reading "Polling shows impact of abortion issue in 2020 election"