Half of all NZers believe that abortion should be permitted if a woman wants it
New Zealand public opinion on abortion is largely favourable, a new Ipsos global survey on abortion and feminism has found.
20 June 2019
The Ipsos Global Advisor Study regularly asks respondents from around the world, including over 500 in New Zealand for their views on topic issues.
Key findings on abortion from the survey include:
- Overall, three quarters of New Zealanders (77%) say abortion should be permitted either whenever a woman decides she wants one (51%) or in certain circumstances, such as if a woman has been raped (25%). This result is higher than the global average of 68% and puts New Zealand in ninth position in the world in relation to these views.