This survey, commissioned by Malta Daily and presented by Malta Survey (powered by IDEA Intelligence which is part of IDEA Group), assesses the public’s sentiment towards the proposed clause to decriminalise the termination of pregnancy in the cases where there exists a risk towards the pregnant woman’s life and/or physical health.
According to the survey there is a strong sentiment towards allowing the decriminalisation of abortion in the cases of risk towards the pregnant woman’s health and/or life.
When it comes to incest and/or rape, there also was a favourable sentiment towards allowing the decriminalisation of abortion.
Meanwhile, a negative sentiment was registered towards the decriminalisation of abortion when in cases of women facing mental health problems and/or any economic issues.
The survey also found that the majority of respondents do not want a referendum to be held on this matter and that there is a majority sentiment that such a matter should involve both gender’s viewpoints.
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The online survey was held between the 13th and 17th pf December 2022. With an online invitation sent on social media, the survey mostly attracted participants between 18 and 40 years of age.
One could also observe that a quarter of the sample is made up of professionals whilst the other four most popular groups are students, managers, skilled professionals and those who are retired.
To read the full survey, please follow this link.