CBS/Refinery29 Poll Reveals Women Reject Abortion, Feminism, the Media
Katie Yoder is Associate Culture Editor, the Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow at Media Research Center
The majority of young millennial women reject unrestricted abortion, refuse a “feminist” identity, and indicate trust issues with the media – according to a poll by the media.
In anticipation of the upcoming midterm elections, CBS and Refinery29 teamed up for a poll concerning young American women’s voting trends and views on certain issues. They began publicizing it August 13. While some media reports of the findings focused more on the political aspects, such as the Trump Administration, the poll revealed much more. Namely, that many young women don’t fit the mold that the media and politicians often assume.
The poll, conducted by YouGov, looked at women from the ages of 18 to 35 and found that only 28% want abortion “legal in all cases.” Other results included: 34% want abortion “legal in most cases,” 25% want abortion “illegal in most cases,” and 13% want abortion “illegal in all cases.”
In the end, that means 72% are likely in favor of some kind of abortion restriction.
I’m not sure if this is the right area for a pro-life thread but this was a good poll for the pro-life side and certainly from main-stream media outlets… so polls seem to say different things depending on how the question is asked. There was another about a month ago.