An NBC and Wall Street Journal poll shows that the majority of Americans believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases.
What’s more, seven in 10 respondents oppose Roe v. Wade being overturned, which is the highest percentage on this question since 1989.
This news comes as today marks the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court Decision.
According to the poll, 54 percent of adults say that abortion should be legal either always or most of the time, while a combined 44 percent said it should be illegal – either with or without exceptions.
In addition, a whopping 70 percent of Americans oppose the Roe v. Wade decision being overturned, including 57 percent who feel strongly about this.
In comparison, that’s a 12 percent increase of people who said the decision shouldn’t be overturned in 1989, 10 percent in 2002 and three percent in 2005.