By Dave Andrusko As we discussed twice last month [here and here], as is its habit, Gallup is running a series about “Americans’ attitude toward abortion in 2018.” We have analyzed two of what is said to be a six-part series. Today we tackle a third. The headline to Lydia Saad’s analysis is “Trimesters Still Key to …Continue reading "A deeper dive into Gallup’s series on abortion opinion in 2018"
Also more people still consider abortion morally wrong than morally acceptable, Gallup reports By Dave Andrusko Twice in the last two weeks NRL News Today posted about an upcoming series of six stories that Gallup said it would be posting “documenting Americans’ latest views on abortion, including deep dives into gender and generational trends”[here and here]. …Continue reading "Most Americans still oppose the reasons for which almost all abortions are performed"
By Dave Andrusko Earlier this week, we posted a story about Gallup’s first of what we knew would be a series of articles about abortion. We titled it simply, “More people still consider abortion morally wrong than morally acceptable.” I pointed out the shortcomings of the Gallup conclusion. True, more people do consider abortion “morally …Continue reading "Gallup promises six articles on abortion “documenting Americans’ latest views on abortion”"
By Dave Andrusko As we’ve explained previously, Gallup annually conducts what it calls its “Values and Beliefs poll” which it then mines for the remainder of the year. Each subsequent post builds on the previous ones. It’ll be a few months obviously before Gallup publishes its first interpretation for the new year. In anticipation let’s …Continue reading "Looking back on Gallup’s 2017 abortion survey results"
By Dave Andrusko As we’ve explained before Gallup annually conducts what it calls its “Values and Beliefs poll” which it then mines for the rest of the year. Each subsequent post builds on the previous one[s], sometimes making more sense than it does on other occasions. The latest iteration is “On Abortion, Americans Discern Between …Continue reading "Another dubious interpretation of Gallup’s survey on abortion"
By Dave Andrusko If memory serves me right, it is usually around the beginning of May that Gallup conducts with it calls its annual Values and Beliefs survey. The results trickle out over the next couple of months. An analysis of the 1,011 adults queried by Gallup to various dimensions of abortion issue appeared June …Continue reading "Latest Gallup numbers very encouraging for pro-lifers"
By Dave Andrusko As tricky–or as deliberately misleading–as polls on abortion can be, those taken on euthanasia can be almost as bewildering and every bit as confounding. Under the headline, “Euthanasia Still Acceptable to Solid Majority in U.S.” here’s the latest from Gallup’s “Values and Beliefs poll” conducted in May. We will specifically address the …Continue reading "Gallup’s latest poll on euthanasia and “doctor-assisted suicide”"
By Dave Andrusko As is always the case with Gallup and abortion, the latest post from veteran Gallup writer Lydia Saad is informative. In places it also makes you scratch your head and occasionally it’s deeply misleading. (The figures come from Gallup’s 2016 Values and Beliefs poll, conducted May 4-8.) The headline is understandable, given …Continue reading "Gallup poll a gold mine of useful information and misleading inferences"
By Dave Andrusko In findings from its latest “Values and Beliefs survey,” conducted May 8-11, Gallup says that 47% of Americans consider themselves to be pro-choice and 46% consider themselves to be pro-life. In May 2013, 48% called themselves pro-life and 45% describe themselves as pro-choice. But the more interesting numbers are found elsewhere …Continue reading "Slight change in self-identification on abortion, more important results underplayed in latest Gallup poll"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. While my family and I are on vacation, we are running some of our favorite NRL News Today stories from the last four months, entries from our “Roe at 40″ series, and an occasional update. Last week NRL News Today provided readers with “Six important takeaways from Gallup’s new poll …Continue reading "America much more pro-life than most Americans realize, Gallup finds"
By Dave Andrusko Yesterday NRL News Today carried a story about the vastly under-reported truth that a poll that appeared in the Texas Tribune showed both a whopping support for a ban on abortions after 20 weeks (62%) and a 3-2 advantage for those Texans who thought there are ought to be more abortion restrictions …Continue reading "Continued improvement in the percentage of Americans who identify as Pro-Life"
By Dave Andrusko In the reporting trade, it’s called “burying the lead”—talking about what is most important in the story not at the beginning but often waaay into the story. I’m not sure how you would categorize this lead out from Gallup: “PRINCETON, NJ — The composition of the electorate for the 2012 presidential election …Continue reading "Gallup finds enormous shift in party affiliation, Romney the beneficiary"