by Anna Shafer
October 10, 2013
The gap between the percentage of Americans who self-identify as pro-life and who identify as pro-choice may be smaller than ever, according to reports from Rasmussen and Gallup. In fact, pro-life arguments may be shifting the American people toward protecting the unborn.
Cheryl K. Chumley reports for The Washington Times that Gallup found in a survey of over 1,500 randomly-chosen adults that 3 percent more identified as pro-life than pro-choice, whereas Rasmussen found in a survey of 1,000 likely voters that 3 percent more identified as pro-choice than pro-life. The gaps, in both cases, were within the margin of error.
Rasmussen reported that the percentage of respondents identifying as pro-choice is the lowest it has been in three years, whereas the percentage of respondents identifying as pro-life ties with “the highest finding [in that category] to date.”