Last week, the Public Religion Research Institute released our Millennials, Religion, and Abortion Survey, one of the largest public opinion surveys ever conducted on the issue of abortion. The findings—which included in-depth analysis of the relationship between religion, moral values, and attitudes on abortion–were released at the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C. on June 9,2011. The panel, moderated by Brookings’ E.J. Dionne, included Karylin Bowman, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and Melissa Deckman, the Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science at Washington College.
You can check out a video excerpt of Dr. Jones’s presentation below, which talks about the different ways those in the Millennial generation approach the issues of abortion and same-sex marriage.
The survey is generating coverage by major national and regional news outlets across the country. Here’s a selection of major news stories:
Associated Press (ran in dozens of papers across the country): Survey Shows Americans’ conflicted abortion views
CNN: Millennials echo parents on abortion, much more supportive of gay marriage
Fox News (also appearance by Robert P. Jones): Survey: Millennials Stand With Parents on Abortion, But Are More Likely to Support Same-Sex Marriage
NPR: Poll: Generation Y Divided On Abortion, Like Their Parents
Reuters: Pity the pandering U.S. candidate
Slate (also featured on the Atlantic Monthly blog): Watching “16 and Pregnant” Make Americans more likely to support abortion
Time: The Heart of Conservative Values: Not Where It Used to Be?
USA Today: MTV teen pregnancy shows prompt pro-abortion rights views: Survey
Washington Post: On abortion, most Americans say they are ‘pro-life’ and ‘pro-choice’