CV NEWS FEED // The Knights of Columbus have released the results of its 2024 Columbus-Marist Poll, which found the majority of Americans support imposing legal limits on abortion.
The Knights of Columbus-commissioned survey conducted by Marist Poll in early January found that 66% of Americans expressed that they approved placing sanctions on abortion, and that approximately 6 in 10 said abortion should be limited to the first three months of pregnancy.
The survey was carried out between January 8 and January 9, 2024 and included responses from 1,371 adults across the nation, according to a Knights of Columbus press release.
“This year’s poll makes clear that a consistent consensus of Americans supports legal restrictions on abortion, and an overwhelming majority support pregnancy resource centers, which assist mothers and their children in greatest need,” Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly said in the release:
I’m very proud that our Knights across the U.S. and Canada have raised more than $7 million to support these vital centers through our ASAP, or Aid and Support After Pregnancy program. Knights have also funded the purchase of over 1,790 ultrasounds, empowering an estimated 1.5 million mothers to see their unborn babies.
The survey also found that 83% of Americans support pregnancy resource centers offering resources to women during and after pregnancy, and that “86% of respondents believe that laws can protect both the mother and her unborn child.”
In addition, the survey found that “two-thirds of Americans believe healthcare professionals with religious objections to abortions should not be legally required to perform them.”
“Once again, most Americans are steadfast in their belief that abortion should be significantly limited yet laws should include exceptions for rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother,” said Director of the Marist Poll Dr. Barbara L. Carvalho. “This clear trend found in the annual Knights of Columbus-Marist Poll has continued, nearly two years after the Supreme Court’s landmark Dobbs decision.”
Kelly also stated in the press release, “The Knights of Columbus will continue to work tirelessly in our mission until abortion becomes unthinkable.”