*CBN.com reports that more Americans have called themselves “pro-life” than “pro-choice” on the issue of abortion, according to the latest Gallup poll.

The survey shows 47 percent said they are pro-life and 45 percent are pro-choice.

This is the third consecutive time Gallup has found more Americans siding for pro-life than pro-choice since May 2009.

The pro-life side has maintained a lead in the poll for a year now, reaching as high as 51 percent to 42 percent last May.

Gallup said more Republicans and Independents have moved to the pro-life side. And the pro-choice label has become popular among Democrats.

The poll, which was conducted May 3-6, is based on phone interviews with 1,029 adults aged 18 and older.