This article appears in the Aug 2006 edition of the Catholic Medical Quarterly

Choose Life Poll Analysis


Methodology (for public attribution):

CommunicateResearch interviewed 1046 women and 457 men across Great Britain by telephone between 28 April and 4 May 2006. Data were weighed to be representative demographically of all GB adults. CommunicateResearch is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules (see


The Choose Life 2006 Survey of Public Opinion is the most in-depth survey of UK women on abortion for many years. Importantly, it was conducted using women-only interviewers, in order to encourage openness and honesty among female respondents.

In addition to the 1046 women who took part we interviewed 457 men, and for the set of tables showing both men and women, data were weighed to be representative of both sexes.

Headlines: General

Reforming abortion law

Reasons for abortion and the decision-making process


Support for alternatives to abortion

Private abortion clinics

Political impact of candidates supporting a reduction in abortion

CommunicationsResearch Limited
May 2006