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“Clashing Perspectives on Abortion in Michigan: A Divide Between Republicans

There is a stark divide in opinions among Michigan Republicans on the subject of abortion. According to a recent survey by Michigan State University, 48 percent of those polled said they believed abortion should be legal, while 43 percent said they thought it should be illegal under most circumstances. The results of the survey showed that the issue of abortion on moral and religious grounds is still very divisive in the state of Michigan. This is true even among those who are registered to the same political party. The survey polled 1,001 people. Of those, 44 percent identified as Republicans. The remainder identified as Democrats, independents, or members of another party. One of the most surprising results of the survey was the age-related breakdown of responses. Older Republicans were far less likely to favor legal abortion, with only 37 percent in favor of a woman’s right to choose. Meanwhile, 57 percent of Republicans aged 29 and younger supported legal abortion in the state of Michigan. The religion of the respondents also had a notable impact on opinions on abortion. Fifty-five percent of practicing Catholics favored legal abortion, while 39 percent of non-Catholic Christians supported it in the state of Michigan. Abortion has been a point of contention between Democrats and Republicans for a long time. Now, it looks like there is a notable divide within the Republican party, even among voters in the same state. It will be interesting to see how this divide plays out in upcoming elections.