By Dave Andrusko I sent a friend a rehash of a rehash of a rehash of a Pew poll on abortion which is, to be honest, rather embarrassing. Not because it plows the same territory, but because its furrows, as it were, are as crooked and off center as always. Moreover the balk—that is to …Continue reading "Digging deeper into another rehashed Pew abortion poll"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family will be on vacation through the end of next week. I will be posting an occasional new story, but for the most part we will be re-posting columns that ran over the last year. Many will be strictly educational while some will about remind us of notable victories …Continue reading "An amusingly confused (and misleading) study of red and blue state knowledge about abortion"
By Dave Andrusko Last week we posted on Gallup’s newest numbers on various aspects of abortion, including self-identification (a slight shift: 47% self-identify as pro-choice to 46% pro-life) and how Lynda Saad interpreted a key set of numbers [http://nrlc.cc/1nBkLyf]. She wrote “A second long-term Gallup trend, this one measuring Americans’ views on the extent …Continue reading "Deeper look at latest Gallup numbers show pro-life responses just as large as ever"
By Dave Andrusko Okay, pop quiz. What does this headline suggest to you? “CNN Poll: Wide divide over abortion.” Actually, the poll, conveniently released just before the annual Conservative Political Action Conference began, tells you there is much more unanimity on abortion than you might think. Let’s talk about some of the results which …Continue reading "“Wide Divide over abortion”? Nearly 60% oppose all abortions or would allow them in only a few circumstances"
By Dave Andrusko Thanks to the tremendous coverage of the ultimately successful battle in Texas, more than ever pollsters and news outlets are probing the question whether the public supports a ban on abortions at 20 weeks, a time by which unborn babies can experience pain. We’ve discussed this several times before and will two …Continue reading "New Quinnipiac University poll shows strong majorities to limit abortion"
By Dave Andrusko Over the last few weeks, there have been a string of polls on the question of whether the public supports a ban on abortions after 20 weeks. When the question is asked straightforwardly—as opposed to including lengthy “explanations”—the percentage is always in the 60s. That was the case with a Washington Post/ABC …Continue reading "New Washington Post/ABC News poll shows overwhelming support for ban on abortions after 20 weeks"
By Dave Andrusko A new survey commissioned by the Knights of Columbus provides additional evidence the American people reject both abortion on demand and pitting mothers against their unborn children. Conducted by the Maris College Institute for Public Opinion, the report was released on Monday.Continue reading "New Poll Finds Strong Opposition to Roe, Strong Support for Laws that Protect both mother and unborn child"
By Dave Andrusko The headline in the story in today’s POLITICO is “Poll: Public tired of abortion debate.” Let me take five paragraphs to deal with this pro-abortion fluff, not because it is of earth-shattering importance but for what it tells us about our benighted opposition. First, there is no link to the poll itself, …Continue reading "An undigested grab bag of pro-abortion nonsense"
By Dave Andrusko Coming less than a week after Gallup’s 2011 Values and Beliefs survey, the results of a poll conducted for National Public Radio offers a bevy of good news. As always, the numbers from the poll, conducted for NPR by Thomson Reuters, need to be read up and down and sideways to get …Continue reading "More Good Polling Results, this time from NPR"
By Dave Andrusko As a writer, it’s always fun when readers respond, especially when they help me see important details I’ve missed in my account. You know from Monday’s National Right to Life News Today that Gallup’s 2011 Values and Beliefs survey, conducted May 5-8, included several very important pro-life conclusions. For those who missed …Continue reading "Further Reflections on the latest Gallup Survey Results"