A recent study by NARAL Pro-Choice America found that the majority of young adults, age 30 years and younger, are pro-choice, supporting women’s right to seek safe and legal abortion services. The proportion supporting legal access to abortions, nearly 60%, is larger than the proportion of the general population who are pro-choice (ranges between 42% and 51%).
About The Study
The NARAL Pro-Choice America study polled 1,000 young adults under the age of 30. The survey included landline, web, and cellphone interviews to widen their sample of an increasingly-technological generation. As Women’s Rights at Change.org notes, more than half of young adults do not have a traditional landline, which means that many surveys that rely on such modes of contact miss out on many of the US’s young population. More interestingly, the survey found that those respondents interviewed by landline were less likely to report being pro-choice than those interviewed by web and cellphone: “”Youth reached through landlines are more likely to be married, own a house, have a credit history, be less mobile, and less racially diverse, often resulting in a more conservative political outlook.”