A poll released on Wednesday shows that 23% of Arkansans believe abortion ought to be completely illegal.
That’s up from 17% in 2018 according to the same poll.
The results were part of the Arkansas Poll conducted each year.
Pollsters asked Arkansans if they believed abortion ought to be legal under any circumstances, legal only under certain circumstances, or illegal in all circumstances.
The poll indicated that 24% of likely voters in Arkansas believe abortion ought to be illegal in all circumstances, and 60% of likely voters believe abortion ought to legal only under certain circumstances.
Taken together, these numbers reveal that 84% of likely voters in Arkansas believe abortion ought to be either completely illegal or legal only in certain cases.
On the whole 82% of Arkansans surveyed said abortion ought to be completely illegal or legal only under certain circumstances.
Additionally, half of likely voters polled said it ought to be more difficult to get an abortion.
Year after year we have seen public opinion polling that shows Arkansans oppose abortion and are overwhelmingly pro-life.
This latest poll tracks with national surveys that show Americans generally believe abortion ought to be illegal in all but a few situations — such as in cases of rape or incest or to save the life of the mother.
On the whole, Americans oppose abortion on demand, and Arkansans are no exception.