Abortion, the most complicated issue to address for society in Mexico

Abortion is the most complicated issue for society in Mexico, above euthanasia or legalization of marijuana, as evidenced in the study "Legalization and use of marijuana" by the Center for Social Studies and Opinion Public of the Chamber of Deputies of the Congress of the Union.

Abortion, the most complicated issue to address for society in Mexico
Abortion, the most complicated issue to address for society in Mexico

Based on annual surveys carried out by the Center, in 2018, 42.7 percent of respondents ranked the issue of abortion as the most complicated to address, followed by the legalization of marijuana with 13.9 percent, and that of the euthanasia with 12.3 percent.

While in February 2016 the percentage of people who considered abortion a complicated issue was 31 percent, six months later, in August of that same year it was 40.1 percent.

By April 2017 the trend changed and was positioned at 39 percent, while in August 2018 it reached 42.7 percent.

In the case of euthanasia, in 2016 13.8 percent of respondents considered it the most complicated issue, in 2017 it rose to 18.4 percent, and by 2018 it was 12.3 percent.

Regarding the legalization of marijuana, in 2016 17.7 percent considered it the most complicated issue, and for 2017 it rose to 27 percent, finally in 2018 it dropped to 13.9 percent.