Adoptees: Right to know?
Seventy-one percent of Americans say adopted children should have the right to know who are their birth parents. In a Poll Position national scientific telephone survey, when we asked if you thought an adopted child should have the right to know their birth parents, 71% of you said yes, 11% said no, and 19% had no opinion.
Men and women differed slightly on the issue. Men thought adopted children had the right to know by a 73% to 12% margin, with 15% not having an opinion. Women favored the rights of children to know their birth parents by a 69% to 9% margin, 22% had no opinion.
Americans over 45 felt strongly on the question with 75% saying yes, an adopted child should have the right to know who their birth parents are.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,100 registered voters nationwide was conducted October 25, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%.
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