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Fox News Poll on Unborn Victims

Aug 1, 2003 | Unborn Victims of Violence

1 Aug 03

Contact:  Dana Blanton, 212.301.3057

 

Polling was conducted by telephone July 15-16, 2003 in the evenings.  The sample is 900 registered voters nationwide with a margin of error of ±3 percentage points.

30.  On the issue of abortion, would you say you are more pro-life or more pro-choice?

Pro-choice  Pro-life   (Both, mix)  (Not sure)

15-16 Jul 03            44%          44             6             6

22-23 Apr 03            49%          41            5             5

9-10 Jan 02             47%           41            5             7

24-25 Jan 01            47%          42            7             4

12-13 July 00           54%          38            5             3

26-27 Jan 00            43%          44            8             5

23-24 June 99           42%          44           9             5

7-8 Jan 98                49%          46            –             5

20-21 Aug 97            50%          40            5             5

 

31.  Do you approve or disapprove of stem-cell research — that is, medical research using tissue from human embryos?

All     Pro-choice   Pro-life

1. Approve              46%      67%          27%

2. Disapprove          37        21            54

3. (Not sure)           17        12            18

 

32.  Once a woman is pregnant, do you believe the unborn baby or fetus should have all of the same rights as a newborn baby?

All      Pro-choice     Pro-life

1. Yes              58%         29%             89%

2. No               26           49                 6

3. (Not sure)    16           22                 5

 

33.  Do you believe that human life begins:

All         Pro-choice      Pro-life

1. At conception, or                                           55%             29%              82%

2. Once the baby may be able to survive outside
the mother’s womb with medical assistance,       23               39                10

3. Or, when the baby is actually born?                  13               20                 4

4. (Not sure)                                                        9               11                 3

 

34.  If a violent physical attack on a pregnant woman leads to the death of her unborn child, do you think prosecutors should be able to charge the attacker with murder for killing the fetus?

All   Pro-choice  Pro-life

1. Yes               79%      69%         90%

2. No                10        15             4

3. (Not sure)     11        16             6

 

35.  If a violent physical attack on a pregnant woman leads to the death of her unborn child, do you think prosecutors should treat the death of an eight-month-old fetus more harshly than, more leniently than, or the same as, the death of a three-month-old fetus?

All     Pro-choice    Pro-life

1. More harshly         18%        25%           11%

2. More leniently         3            4              1

3. Same                    70          58             84

4. (Not sure)               9          14               4