Views about abortion by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition by views about abortion

% of adults who say abortion should be…

Religious tradition Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
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Buddhist 82% 17% 1% 264
Catholic 48% 47% 5% 7,202
Evangelical Protestant 33% 63% 4% 8,593
Hindu 68% 29% 3% 199
Historically Black Protestant 52% 42% 6% 1,916
Jehovah's Witness 18% 75% 7% 245
Jewish 83% 15% 2% 847
Mainline Protestant 60% 35% 4% 6,083
Mormon 27% 70% 2% 664
Muslim 55% 37% 9% 237
Orthodox Christian 53% 45% 1% 186
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 73% 23% 4% 7,556

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