Editor's note: Daily through Jan. 25, ADN will publish poll results showing how Alaskans feel about topics ranging from the Affordable Care Act and President-elect Donald Trump's transition to crime and the opioid crisis.
It might be common belief that Alaskans are socially conservative, but the evidence strongly refutes that point, at least as it relates to the right to abortion.
A public opinion poll conducted among 750 respondents last month for Alaska Dispatch News by Ivan Moore's Alaska Survey Research showed strong support for the U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1973 that legalized abortion, Roe v. Wade.
Support for the decision is apparent in all regions of Alaska, and strongest in Anchorage and Fairbanks, where it comes close to 70 percent. Republicans, Democrats, "other party" and "no party" all agree with the Supreme Court decision, as do all ages and both genders. Only those who say they are "conservative" oppose the decision.