May 16, 2009

Poll: Majority identify as ‘pro-life’

A Gallup Poll indicates for the first time since it started asking the question 14 years ago that a majority of U.S. adults describe themselves as pro-life.

In the poll released Friday, 51 percent called themselves pro-life, while 42 percent considered themselves pro-choice, The Washington Post reported Saturday. That's a significant reversal from last year's poll when 50 percent said they were pro-choice while 44 percent called themselves pro-life.

The change comes at a time when the Obama administration is trying to convince those on opposite sides of the abortion battle they can find middle ground, the Post reported.

The poll was conducted via telephone May 7-10 with 1,015 adults and had a margin of error of 3 percentage points.