More Americans Support 15-Week Abortion Ban—But Don’t Want Stricter Restrictions—Poll Finds

Alison Durkee, Forbes Staff
Apr 1, 2022

TOPLINE A slightly larger share of Americans supports a 15-week abortion ban—which more states are passing and the Supreme Court could soon greenlight—than oppose it, a new Wall Street Journal poll finds, even as most still want abortion to be legal before that point.

The poll found 48% of respondents at least somewhat support restricting abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, while 43% oppose it.
The share of those who strongly oppose a 15-week ban is higher than the share that strongly support it, however (34% versus 31%).