These days it's so hard to know whether you are on the side of the majority. A while back I showed one of my pro abortion friends this poll. I smugly said something about more Americans being pro-life than pro-choice. She looked at the same article and came to the conclusion that a vast majority are pro-choice. How can this be?
I challenged her by showing her the following diagram from the article:
whereas she responded with the diagram below it
Interesting. 51% of people consider themselves pro-life, but 53% think abortion should be legal under some circumstances. That means some people who consider themselves to be pro-life think that abortion should be legal under some circumstances (perhaps "to save the life of the mother" - we don't know since the poll didn't get into specifics).
So my friend considers herself to be in the majority because only 22% think abortion should be illegal in all circumstances, and I consider myself to be in the majority because 51% consider themselves pro-life, and also because 76% of Americans think abortion should be illegal, and that our current laws (which permit abortion at any time up to and sometimes even after birth for any reason) are too permissive. I guess we should both pause and reflect...