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Americans Still Divided on Abortion Laws

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Yesterday marked the 29th anniversary of the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, and according to a recent Gallup poll, Americans have not yet resolved the controversy.

The January poll revealed that 48 percent of Americans were “satisfied” with current abortion policies, while 43 percent were dissatisfied.

Thirty-nine percent of Americans said abortion policies should remain the same and another 39 percent wanted abortion policies to be stricter. Only 19 percent preferred abortion policies be less strict.

“The greatest differences in attitudes toward abortion are seen by religiosity,” according to Gallup.

Americans who attend church, or another place of worship, weekly were the most supportive of further restrictions on abortion (65 percent). Twenty-four percent of those in the same category wanted to keep the laws the same, while only 9 percent wanted to make the laws less strict.

Click here to view the full poll results!