Three out of four respondents say it’s a medical decision for a woman and her doctor.

A large majority of Oklahomans believes abortion should be legal in at least some circumstances, according to a survey of 752 likely voters conducted April 27-30 for the Tulsa World and KOTV Channel 6 by

Deciding what those circumstances should be — and who should make the decision — is a tougher question to answer.

“I think (abortion) is wrong,” said Carrie Rogers of Keys, “but I don’t think we should have 100 men sitting at the Capitol talking about what women do with their bodies.”

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Bill is the founder of and ShapardResearch, a full service market research firm based in Oklahoma City. Bill began his career in polling after working on a major campaign in Oklahoma from 1996 until founding SoonerPoll in 2004. Under Bill’s leadership, SoonerPoll has become the leading public opinion polling company in the state of Oklahoma conducting more public opinion polls for Oklahoma news media than all other pollsters combined since 2006. Bill’s commitment to go above and beyond the AAPOR ethical guidelines of minimum disclosure ensures that SoonerPoll produces quality results every time. Bill has lectured at Oklahoma State University on developing polling methodologies, data collection processes, and advanced likely voter sampling techniques. Bill also serves as an on-air political commentator for Oklahoma television stations.


  1. What I can say is that at no time should another persons personal religious beliefs be held in higher regard than your own in secular matters. The only way to accomplish this is to let secular remain secular and keep our personal religious beliefs….personal.


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