Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Pro-life position getting more popular in Minnesota

Following the recent Gallup poll showing a majority of Americans identify as "pro-life" for the first time, the U of M's Smart Politics blog analyzed 48 polls and found that Minnesotans are also calling themselves pro-life in increasing numbers.
A Smart Politics analysis of 48 polls conducted by SurveyUSA in Minnesota since 2005 finds a gradual increase in the yearly aggregate percentage of Gopher State residents identifying as pro-life: from 41.1 percent in 2005, to 41.6 percent in 2006, to 41.8 percent in 2007, to 42.6 percent in 2008, to 46.0 percent in the one poll conducted by SurveyUSA on this question in 2009.
The same is true in Wisconsin and Iowa.
Despite the limitations of the SurveyUSA polling question, which offers just the two response categories, the poll has been conducted with the same survey question across five years and nearly four dozen polls in each state, and the takeaway point is that the momentum is definitely with the pro-life movement.