Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #26317
 
Majority in MN Say Roe v. Wade Should 'Remain the Law of the Land,' Larger Majority Say Abortion Should Remain Legal Here if Roe Overturned:

51% of Minnesota adults tell SurveyUSA that Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, should remain the law of the land, according to our latest exclusive research conducted for KSTP-TV Minneapolis, KAAL-TV in Rochester-Mason City-Austin, and WDIO-TV in Duluth. 29% say the decision should be overturned; 20% are not sure. Support for overturning Roe is strongest among those identifying as "very conservative," who back reversing the decision by a 34-point margin, among Republicans (19 points), among those identifying as "conservative" (15 points), and among evangelical Christians (10 points); support for keeping the decision in place outstrips that for overturning the decision among other demographic groups.

Should Roe be overturned, 61% of Minnesotans say abortion should remain legal here; 26% say abortion should be made illegal in Minnesota. 13% are not sure. Making abortion against the law in Minnesota is a majority view only among the 9% of Minnesotans who say they are "very conservative," 65% of whom say abortion should be made illegal in Minnesota. Among those identifying as "conservative," 52% say abortion should remain legal.

Overall, 30% of Minnesotans say abortion should always be legally permitted; 25% say it should be legally permitted with some limitations; 26% say abortion should be illegal except in cases of rape or incest or to save a mother's life; 12% say abortion should always be illegal.

33% say it is very likely a candidate's position on abortion will influence whether or not they support that candidate; 31% say it is somewhat likely; 15% say it is not very likely; 8% say it is not likely at all.
 
About the Research: SurveyUSA interviewed a representative cross-section of 725 Minnesota adults online 05/05/22 through 05/10/22, using sample provided by Lucid Holdings LLC of New Orleans. The pool of adult survey respondents was weighted to US Census targets for gender, age, race, education, and home ownership.
 
Which of these statements comes most close to your own opinion on abortion?

It should always be legally permitted
It should be legally permitted with some limitations
It should be illegal except for cases of rape, incest, or to save the mother's life
It should always be illegal

725 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Party AffiliationIdeologyIdeology AggregatedLikely VoterTop IssueParent2020 President2018 GovernorReligionEvangelicalAbortionRoe V WadeIf OverturnedAbortion Vote InfluenceEducationIncomeHomeUrbanicityRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+RepublicDemocratIndependVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibConservaModerateLiberalCertainProbableCOVID ReInflatioTaxesThe EconHealth CAbortionCrime / YesNoTrumpBiden JohnsonWalzProtestaCatholicOther ReNo OrganYesNoLegal AlSome LimOnly RapNever LeRemain LOverturnLegal inIllegal Very LikSomewhatNot VeryNot At AHigh SchSome Col4-Year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KOwnRentUrbanSuburbanRuralTwin CitS MNW MNNE MN
Always Be Legally Permitted30%28%33%35%35%23%25%35%24%14%52%27%14%15%31%51%79%15%31%58%32%35%44%18%25%21%50%66%15%28%31%17%46%14%45%21%22%27%47%21%34%100%0%0%0%49%9%46%5%49%26%19%19%24%31%35%25%31%33%30%30%39%27%27%34%29%20%27%
Legally Permitted With Some Limitations25%23%27%22%26%27%26%24%26%23%28%25%12%26%31%28%10%22%31%24%26%26%27%23%20%33%31%13%31%25%25%22%32%25%29%32%26%19%22%18%28%0%100%0%0%34%13%36%5%17%30%27%40%21%26%27%22%25%27%26%21%25%27%22%25%21%31%22%
Illegal Except For Rape / Incest / Save Life26%27%24%21%24%30%28%23%29%38%12%34%36%38%27%11%10%38%27%11%27%20%15%40%28%28%10%8%43%28%24%38%15%36%15%29%28%33%17%38%22%0%0%100%0%9%48%11%56%18%27%36%20%31%26%20%30%21%28%27%22%20%27%27%22%34%29%30%
Always Be Illegal 12%14%10%11%9%15%14%10%14%18%5%8%30%14%6%6%0%18%6%4%12%8%9%13%19%11%6%14%7%12%12%16%4%22%6%14%16%16%4%19%9%0%0%0%100%5%26%5%30%13%15%8%11%12%11%13%11%18%6%12%13%8%11%16%11%9%12%16%
Not Sure 7%9%6%11%6%5%7%9%6%7%3%6%8%7%5%4%2%7%5%4%4%11%5%6%8%7%3%0%4%6%7%7%3%3%4%5%8%5%10%4%8%0%0%0%0%3%4%2%3%2%3%11%10%12%5%5%13%5%5%5%14%8%7%7%8%7%8%6%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%29%26%24%21%55%45%32%32%26%9%24%33%19%6%34%33%24%66%16%12%12%7%25%9%12%14%32%68%40%40%20%41%25%26%19%30%22%67%30%25%26%12%51%29%61%26%33%31%15%8%33%35%32%30%39%31%72%28%22%48%30%58%10%16%16%
 
2The Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in the United States. Should Roe v. Wade remain the law of the land? Or, should Roe v. Wade be overturned?
725 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Party AffiliationIdeologyIdeology AggregatedLikely VoterTop IssueParent2020 President2018 GovernorReligionEvangelicalAbortionRoe V WadeIf OverturnedAbortion Vote InfluenceEducationIncomeHomeUrbanicityRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+RepublicDemocratIndependVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibConservaModerateLiberalCertainProbableCOVID ReInflatioTaxesThe EconHealth CAbortionCrime / YesNoTrumpBiden JohnsonWalzProtestaCatholicOther ReNo OrganYesNoLegal AlSome LimOnly RapNever LeRemain LOverturnLegal inIllegal Very LikSomewhatNot VeryNot At AHigh SchSome Col4-Year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KOwnRentUrbanSuburbanRuralTwin CitS MNW MNNE MN
Remain Law Of Land51%52%51%52%54%54%44%53%49%31%79%45%27%38%54%72%92%35%54%77%53%60%56%38%48%52%82%77%43%47%54%31%77%28%74%47%44%53%60%35%57%83%69%19%22%100%0%78%9%66%54%43%39%41%49%64%48%50%56%52%50%57%52%45%55%51%40%48%
Be Overturned29%28%30%23%25%33%36%24%34%50%14%30%61%45%23%15%5%50%23%13%34%21%28%41%39%33%13%20%45%34%26%51%13%59%17%38%36%25%18%45%25%8%15%55%63%0%100%11%77%29%31%29%33%29%34%23%29%28%30%32%21%26%29%31%26%25%35%34%
Not Sure20%20%20%25%21%13%20%23%16%20%7%25%12%17%23%13%4%15%23%11%12%18%16%21%13%14%6%2%12%19%19%19%10%14%9%16%21%22%22%20%18%8%16%27%15%0%0%11%14%4%15%28%28%30%17%13%23%23%14%17%29%17%19%24%18%24%25%18%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%29%26%24%21%55%45%32%32%26%9%24%33%19%6%34%33%24%66%16%12%12%7%25%9%12%14%32%68%40%40%20%41%25%26%19%30%22%67%30%25%26%12%51%29%61%26%33%31%15%8%33%35%32%30%39%31%72%28%22%48%30%58%10%16%16%
 
3Abortion is legally permitted in Minnesota, with some limitations. If Roe v. Wade is overturned, should abortion in Minnesota remain legally permitted? Or be made illegal?
725 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Party AffiliationIdeologyIdeology AggregatedLikely VoterTop IssueParent2020 President2018 GovernorReligionEvangelicalAbortionRoe V WadeIf OverturnedAbortion Vote InfluenceEducationIncomeHomeUrbanicityRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.3 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+RepublicDemocratIndependVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibConservaModerateLiberalCertainProbableCOVID ReInflatioTaxesThe EconHealth CAbortionCrime / YesNoTrumpBiden JohnsonWalzProtestaCatholicOther ReNo OrganYesNoLegal AlSome LimOnly RapNever LeRemain LOverturnLegal inIllegal Very LikSomewhatNot VeryNot At AHigh SchSome Col4-Year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KOwnRentUrbanSuburbanRuralTwin CitS MNW MNNE MN
Remain Legally Permitted61%62%59%61%60%63%58%61%61%43%83%56%26%52%64%81%93%45%64%83%63%70%75%43%55%61%87%81%57%55%64%41%84%41%79%59%52%62%70%47%65%93%87%26%23%93%24%100%0%67%64%60%68%50%62%70%56%62%64%61%59%70%63%51%64%53%56%57%
Be Made Illegal26%24%28%23%28%28%27%25%28%42%11%31%65%38%21%11%4%45%21%10%28%19%17%37%39%31%12%15%33%32%23%44%11%50%15%35%30%27%15%44%21%4%6%58%66%5%70%0%100%31%29%17%17%28%29%22%28%26%25%27%23%20%26%31%24%30%28%30%
Not Sure13%14%12%16%12%8%15%14%12%15%6%13%9%10%15%8%4%10%15%7%9%11%8%20%6%8%1%4%10%12%13%14%5%9%5%6%19%11%15%8%13%2%7%16%11%3%6%0%0%3%7%23%15%22%9%9%16%12%11%11%18%10%11%18%12%16%16%13%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%29%26%24%21%55%45%32%32%26%9%24%33%19%6%34%33%24%66%16%12%12%7%25%9%12%14%32%68%40%40%20%41%25%26%19%30%22%67%30%25%26%12%51%29%61%26%33%31%15%8%33%35%32%30%39%31%72%28%22%48%30%58%10%16%16%
 
How likely is it a candidate's position on abortion will influence whether or not you support that candidate? Very likely? Somewhat likely? Not very likely? Or not at all likely?
725 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Party AffiliationIdeologyIdeology AggregatedLikely VoterTop IssueParent2020 President2018 GovernorReligionEvangelicalAbortionRoe V WadeIf OverturnedAbortion Vote InfluenceEducationIncomeHomeUrbanicityRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+RepublicDemocratIndependVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibConservaModerateLiberalCertainProbableCOVID ReInflatioTaxesThe EconHealth CAbortionCrime / YesNoTrumpBiden JohnsonWalzProtestaCatholicOther ReNo OrganYesNoLegal AlSome LimOnly RapNever LeRemain LOverturnLegal inIllegal Very LikSomewhatNot VeryNot At AHigh SchSome Col4-Year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KOwnRentUrbanSuburbanRuralTwin CitS MNW MNNE MN
Very33%24%42%31%35%33%34%33%33%28%51%26%51%22%25%49%77%30%25%56%40%29%44%31%31%24%28%90%31%30%35%26%47%29%46%32%34%25%38%37%34%54%23%24%37%43%34%36%39%100%0%0%0%26%32%42%26%36%36%33%33%39%36%25%36%28%27%33%
Somewhat31%35%28%32%34%33%26%33%29%32%31%29%27%42%28%31%11%38%28%26%29%38%33%43%29%39%36%7%24%37%29%32%30%33%31%39%24%40%25%38%29%27%38%32%38%33%34%33%34%0%100%0%0%26%35%32%33%30%32%32%30%28%30%36%31%32%32%32%
Not Very15%19%11%18%12%15%14%15%15%18%10%20%11%22%17%12%7%19%17%11%16%15%9%17%20%22%21%0%19%14%15%19%12%19%14%14%18%15%14%13%16%10%16%21%10%13%15%15%10%0%0%100%0%15%17%13%14%14%17%16%14%11%16%16%15%17%16%12%
Not At All8%10%7%8%8%9%9%8%9%13%3%10%6%9%13%4%2%8%13%3%9%3%9%6%6%10%5%1%16%9%8%13%4%14%3%8%9%4%12%6%10%5%14%7%8%6%10%10%6%0%0%0%100%12%7%7%11%7%8%9%8%11%7%9%8%3%16%7%
Not Sure12%12%12%11%11%10%17%11%13%9%5%16%5%6%16%4%3%6%16%4%7%14%6%3%14%5%10%0%10%9%13%10%7%4%6%6%15%16%12%7%12%4%10%16%8%5%7%6%12%0%0%0%0%21%9%6%17%12%7%11%15%10%11%15%10%20%8%16%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%29%26%24%21%55%45%32%32%26%9%24%33%19%6%34%33%24%66%16%12%12%7%25%9%12%14%32%68%40%40%20%41%25%26%19%30%22%67%30%25%26%12%51%29%61%26%33%31%15%8%33%35%32%30%39%31%72%28%22%48%30%58%10%16%16%