Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say abortion should be legal in all or most cases by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among adults who say abortion should be legal in all or most cases by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say abortion should be legal in all or most cases who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Religious tradition Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
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Buddhist 7% 30% 42% 15% 6% 228
Catholic 18% 11% 57% 12% 2% 3,463
Evangelical Protestant 40% 9% 44% 5% 2% 2,735
Hindu 4% 20% 51% 24% 1% 143
Historically Black Protestant 40% 6% 47% 5% 2% 1,010
Jewish 11% 17% 52% 16% 3% 734
Mainline Protestant 20% 12% 57% 8% 2% 3,816
Mormon 38% 6% 43% 9% 3% 171
Muslim 22% 9% 43% 20% 6% 131
Orthodox Christian 14% 15% 60% 9% 3% 102
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 4% 19% 57% 18% 2% 5,823

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