Poll: More Than Half of Republicans Agree ‘An Embryo Is a Person with Rights'

Poll: More Than Half of Republicans Agree ‘An Embryo Is a Person with Rights’


A majority of Republicans voters and those who lean Republican say they agree with the statement: “Human life begins at conception, so an embryo is a person with rights.” 

A Pew Research Center survey released Monday showed 53 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaners say the above statement “extremely” or “very much” aligns with their personal views. Twenty-one percent say the statement aligns “somewhat,” while 25 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaners say “not too” or “not at all well.” 

The percentage of Republicans who believe an embryo is a person with rights is almost 20 points higher than the opinion of Americans overall. Roughly a third (35 percent) of Americans say they agree with the statement “human life begins at conception, so an embryo is

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