Ipsos MORI Research Archive
Ipsos MORI is one of the leading political, social and business research companies in the UK and Ireland. We produce a huge volume of surveys and research, working with hundreds of clients across the public and private sectors. Our polls consist of tracking data from our research on a wide variety of subjects, including education, healthcare, crime, the monarchy, race, business and politics. Our survey data encapsulates the views, experiences and behaviours of the general public and specific audiences. Our long term political and social trends, collected over the last 30+ years, are unrivalled amongst polling organisations.
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Public Attitudes towards Abortion
5 September 2011
More (53%) agree than disagree (17%) that a woman should not have to continue with her pregnancy if she wants an abortion. Agreement has fallen from 65% in 2001 and 63% in 2006
Attitudes Towards Abortion Survey
20 May 2008
In total, 19% of all respondents disagree that, in general, all women should have the right of access to an abortion, 57% agree and 24% are neutral, do not know or prefer not to answer.
Attitudes To Abortion
28 November 2006
Ipsos MORI has been examining attitudes to abortion on behalf of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas) via three surveys since 1997. These findings have also been trended with a 1980 MORI question on abortion from a survey for the Sunday Times.
Attitudes To Abortion - trends
28 November 2006
Ipsos MORI has been examining attitudes to abortion on behalf of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas) via surveys since 1997. These findings have also been trended with a 1980 MORI question on abortion from a survey for the Sunday Times.
New Poll Shows More People Support Abortion Very Strongly
5 December 2001
New research by MORI's Social Research Institute shows that two-thirds (65%) of people in Great Britain agree that if a woman wants an abortion she should not have to continue with her pregnancy. Around one in six disagree and a similar proportion are neutral or express no opinion on this issue.
Life Or Death Dilemma For Parents
29 March 1999
An amazing 30% of adults in Britain say they would consider an abortion if they discovered their unborn baby was affected by a serious inherited disease, according to a recent MORI poll commissioned by Action Research, one of the UK's leading medical research charities.
Abortion - Whose Choice?
A recent MORI poll shows that one in three people (34%) believe that the law should be changed to give pregnant women
the right to an abortion in any circumstances. However, just over half (51%) disagree that the law should be so changed.
British Public Opinion, June 1978
Poll for the Daily Express including political opinions, economic optimism and attitudes to the Death Penalty and the laws on abortion