American Preference for Boys
A new Gallup poll asked a random sample of 1,020 American adults whether they’d prefer to have a girl or a boy if they could only chose one. Forty percent said they prefer a boy, 28 percent said they would want a girl, and the rest didn’t mind either way or weren’t sure.
This survey is troubling in light of reports that sex-selective abortions are occuring in America, and the larger worldwide practice noted in Ross Douthat’s piece in the NYT yesterday. The evidence of sex-selective abortion in the US is reviewed here.