OTTAWA, Ontario, 14 August, 12 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadian pro-life journalists, columnists, and bloggers now have a new resource at their fingertips to assist them in drafting articles, columns and blogs as well as for preparing for interviews and debates thanks to a resource titled “Abortion Polls in Canada: A Compilation by Topic of Opinion Polling in Canada from 2007-2012”.
“This document provides a compilation of data from recognized polling and survey companies on the topic of abortion for the period of 2007-2012,” wrote the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), the organization that compiled the data, in the introduction of the document.
“Abortion Polls in Canada” organizes the polling data topically. Endnotes provide online references for the polls mentioned.
The polling topic “when Abortion Should be Illegal” includes questions related to the very controversial gestational strategy that is currently causing serious division within the Canadian pro-life movement. Other topics are “awareness of abortion laws”, “requiring parental consent for minors”, “abortion as an election issue”, “self-defining as pro-life or pro-choice”, and “sex-selection and gendercide”, as well as others.
One notable poll is the 2011 poll by Abacus Data where 52% of 1006 survey participants across Canada said about opening the abortion debate in Canada that “when discussing matters of life and death there is never a bad time for debate. We shouldn’t be afraid to debate tough [questions].”
Another notable poll is the 2010 poll performed by the Manning Centre where 43% of 1000 survey participants across Canada said that “Abortion is morally wrong”.
Also of note is the 2012 poll by Angus Reid Public Opinion where 51% of 1001 survey participants across Canada said that “there should be laws which outline when a woman can have an abortion in Canada.”
“Abortion Polls in Canada” includes the most recent opinion polling data.
Download a copy of “Abortion Polls in Canada”.