Attitudes on Abortion, by Sex:

The Quinnipiac poll also confirms what I've seen in most polls -- there is generally virtually no visibly greater support for abortion rights among women than among men:

37. Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases or illegal in all cases?

Legal/all cases21%12%29%23%21%21%

38. In general, do you agree or disagree with the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that established a woman's right to an abortion?


There might be a difference in intensity of belief that this doesn't measure, and there might be differences if the question were asked some other way. (Certainly the overall results vary quite a bit from poll to poll, which may in some measure reflect subtle differences in wording.) But, as with the other polls I've generally seen, on balance men and women seem to break down roughly the same way as to abortion rights, and certainly women do not consistently show materially more support for abortion rights than do men.