Sunday, January 17, 2010

New Angus-Reid Poll on Abortion in Canada: Most want restrictions

Says a new Angus Reid Poll:

When informed about existing regulations on abortion, three-in-ten Canadians (30%) endorse the statusquo: Women being able to have an abortion at any time during their pregnancy, with no restrictions

Confirming what LifeCanada polls have been saying for several years: Most Canadians do NOT endorse the status quo.

My concern about this survey is that the sample population is formed of online respondents who are "highly motivated" i.e. are probably opinionated to begin with. And with 1002 respondents, there has to be some weighting involved.

I also wonder about people offering socially desirable responses.

I wonder if an IVR phone poll would generate the same response.

H/T: ProWomanProLife.