Most Americans prefer restricting legal abortions to 20 weeks after pregnancy, a law adopted by several states, instead of the 24-week period outlined by the Supreme Court. But over half the public also opposes efforts by states to make it more difficult for abortion clinics to operate, and a persistent majority says the practice should be legal in most or all cases.


SOURCE: This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone July 18-21, 2013, among a random sample of 1,002 adults. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish on conventional and cellular phones. The results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. This survey was produced for The Washington Post by Capital Insight, with sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York. | The Washington Post-ABC News July 25, 2013
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