Published: April 28, 2022
By: Olivia C. Landry | LSU Manship School News Service
A survey released Thursday suggests Louisiana residents are split almost evenly over whether to maintain legal access to abortions.
The survey, by the LSU Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs, found that 49% of the 508 residents surveyed opposed legal access to abortions in all or most cases, and 46% supported it. The difference is within the poll’s margin of error.
In a similar survey in 2016, 55% of state residents thought abortion should be illegal in all or most cases while 40% thought it should be legal.
The shift occurred primarily among Democrats. Over the last six years, the level of Democratic support for legal abortions rose to 74% percent from 51%, and the percentage of Democrats opposed to legal abortion fell to 19% from 42%.
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