More than three-quarters of Americans say they believe Roe v. Wade should be upheld, but a strong majority say they would like to see restrictions added to the ruling too, according to a new poll. An NPR/Marist poll released Friday found that 77 percent of respondents said the Supreme Court should uphold the landmark decision that established a woman’s right to abortion in some form.
According to the poll, 26 percent of Americans want to keep Roe v. Wade in place, but add more restrictions. The survey found that a strong majority, 61 percent, said they favored a combination of limitations on abortion.
Twenty-three percent of those polled said they favored allowing abortion in only the first three months of a pregnancy; 29 percent said they favored abortion only in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the woman; and 9 percent said they favored the procedure only to save the life of the woman.