By Dave Andrusko A big “ thank you” to readers who wrote me at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about “As per usual, Pew Research bungles public opinion on abortion.” In a nutshell, Pew radically minimized the reach of Roe v. Wade (abortion supposedly legal only in the first trimester) as part of a question about whether …Continue reading "How to get the “correct” answers on questions about abortion"
By Dave Andrusko If a respected public opinion outlet makes the same tiresome and misleading representations about what Roe v. Wade legalized, you would think the only possibly explanations are (a) they are irremediably stupid, (b) deliberately misleading, or (c)indifferent. None reflect well on the Pew Research Center. Which brings us to Pew’s latest effort …Continue reading "As per usual, Pew Research bungles public opinion on abortion"
By Calvin Freiburger More than 130 music artists have joined forces with Planned Parenthood to protest the various pro-life laws advancing across the United States. “Musicians across the country are standing in solidarity with Planned Parenthood,” the abortion giant declares on its new “Band Together” page. “They’re saying access to sexual and reproductive health care …Continue reading "Planned Parenthood partners with music stars for new pro-abortion campaign"
By Dave Andrusko A new national poll released today adds another brick to the foundational truth that Americans are much closer to pro-lifers than pro-abortionists and are strongly opposed to the Democrats’ position that treatment for abortion survivors is up to the mother and the abortionist. The bulk of the report, which summarized three separate …Continue reading "Another national abortion poll show support for life"
By Dave Andrusko Leave it to the Washington Post/ABC News. While recent Gallup and Morning Consult polls find strong majorities that want abortion illegal in all circumstances or legal in only a few circumstances, the new joint poll supposedly shows “Support for legal abortion stands at its highest level in more than two decades according …Continue reading "Washington Post/ABC News poll steeply at odds with more reliably surveys of opinion on abortion"
More single-issue pro-lifer voters By Dave Andrusko What a coincidence. Three days ago we wrote about “A case study in misleading abortion polling results.” The lead sentence was “If there is any inviolable rule of thumb vis a vis abortion polls, it’s that you have to dig deep and read carefully.” Talk about timing. Today …Continue reading "Latest Gallup poll shows strong increases in pro-life sentiment"
By Dave Andrusko If there is any inviolable rule of thumb vis a vis abortion polls, it’s that you have to dig deep and read carefully. I give you a Morning Consult poll conducted May 28-30. If you read just the first seven pages, you would think the poll finds majority support for abortion in …Continue reading "A case study in misleading abortion polling results"
By Dave Andrusko As someone who has done his small part in trying to educate the American public, I genuinely appreciate a good headline that captures 46 years of misunderstanding. Recently Rasmussen Reports ran a story headlined,” FEW VOTERS UNDERSTAND ROE V WADE RULING; OR WHAT OVERTURNING IT WOULD MEAN.” While the brief story doesn’t …Continue reading "Rasmussen poll offers encouraging news on protection for abortion survivors, details public’s misunderstanding about Roe"
By Dave Andrusko Each year, Gallup presents what it calls its “Values and Beliefs poll,” which is simply asking people whether a given behavior is “morally acceptable” or “morally wrong.” Although she conspicuously does not point it out, in the story written by Gallup’s Megan Brenan we discover that the percentage of Americans who believe …Continue reading "Majority says abortion is morally wrong in latest Gallup. But far more say “having an abortion” is morally wrong in latest Pew survey"
By Dave Andrusko In the first comprehensive survey since a surge of outrage over Democratic proposals for abortion on demand until birth and after, a Marist Poll released today shows a dramatic and substantive increase in pro-life attitudes and overwhelming opposition to post-20 week abortions. One pro-abortion website pointed to the influence of President Trump’s …Continue reading "New poll finds overwhelming opposition to post-20 week abortions, huge increase in pro-life self-identification"
70% of Residents Surveyed Consider Themselves Pro-Life NEW ORLEANS – A new poll has found that 70 percent of Louisiana residents consider themselves to be pro-life, and they do not believe taxpayer funds should be used to provide abortion. A survey of 1,180 likely 2019 General Election voters was commissioned by Louisiana Right to Life …Continue reading "New Poll shows Louisianans Overwhelmingly Supports Life"
By Dave Andrusko When you read Pew’s data/interpretation of abortion opinion, typically you reach one (or all) of three conclusions. First, they frontload their questions in a manner that guarantees the most support for legal abortion. Second, they state the stupendously obvious as if the conclusions were a revelation. Third, they ignore that there are …Continue reading "Another mish-mash Pew poll on abortion"