Polls Find 63% Americans back Abortion Restrictions and 51% Back Same-Sex “Marriage” Ban

By Peter J. Smith
  UNITED STATES, January 26, 2007 ( – Two recent polls taken in January indicate that a majority of Americans are in favour of restrictions on abortion and for banning same-sex “marriage”, reports Angus Reid Global Monitor.

  According to a poll by CBS News, 63% believe there should be restrictions on abortion, while 31% believe it should be permitted in all cases. The poll interviewed 1,168 American adults and has a 3% margin of error.

  Of those in favour of greater restrictions, 30% believe abortion should be permitted only in cases such as rape, incest and to save the woman’s life, 12% say just to save a woman’s life, and 5% say not at all.

  A poll of 1,005 American adults by the Associated Press and Ipsos-Public Affairs show that 51% of Americans are in favour of a law banning gay “marriage” and requiring that marriage should be between a man and a woman. 45% said they were opposed to such a law, with 4% refusing to answer or not sure.

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