Media Coverage of “How Americans Understand Abortion”

My report on American’ Abortion Attitudes – a study and publication of the University of Notre Dame’s McGrath Institute for Church Life – has received wide attention in media sources. I am thankful for reporters who have engaged with its contents, implications, and correctives regarding what we think we already “know” about abortion attitudes…but haven’t really asked (or listened).

The following is a non-exhaustive list of some of the news stories, radio shows, and podcasts that feature our study. Posting does not signal endorsement. My hope from the earliest stages of this study has been to foster more productive conversations predicated on sound sociological data.

Confused and conflicted: Attitudes toward abortion have many Americans feeling this way – Catholic News Service – 9/1/20

In-Depth Survey Shows Nuance in How Americans Think About Abortion – WUOT/NPR – 8/31/20

Skewed media coverage of abortion at the Republican convention reveals a gap no one wants to bridge – America Magazine – 8/27/20

How Americans Understand Abortion – Carrie Abbot Radio Show / Podcast – 8/26/20

Do Pro-Lifers Who Reject Trump Have ‘Blood on their Hands’? – David French, The Dispatch – 8/23/20

This is what Americans know, don’t know about abortion – Christian Post – 8/22/20

What Pro-Lifers Can Learn From the Notre Dame Abortion Survey – National Catholic Register – 8/9/20

Church Life Today Podcast, Dr. Tricia Bruce (Part I; Part II) – 7/28/20

Before talking about abortion, it helps to listen to people’s stories – Charles Camosy, Crux – 8/2/20

Abortion: Discuss, Don’t Debate – Michael Sean Winters, National Catholic Reporter – 7/31/20

New study shows Americans have complicated views on abortion – Charles Camosy, Crux – 7/25/20

Americans in Agreement: Abortion is Not a ‘Desirable Good’ – National Catholic Register – 7/21/20

Notre Dame study examines ‘everyday’ Americans’ attitudes toward abortion – America Magazine – 7/16/20

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