Saturday, February 28, 2009

"Abortion views by religious affiliation"

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Abortion Views by Religious Affiliation

the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, conducted in 2007 by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life, finds that most religious traditions in the U.S. come down firmly on one side or the other. Religious beliefs and practices also influence views on abortion; individuals exhibiting high levels of religious commitment are much more likely to oppose legalized abortion in all or most cases than those who are less-observant.

For an overview of the abortion debate in the U.S., public opinion trends, religious groups' official positions on the issue and more, go to the Pew Forum's abortion resource page »

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Data on "Total U.S. Population" from October 2008 survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. All other data from the Pew Forum's U.S. Religious Landscape Survey.
For question wording, see the survey topline.
1"Other Faiths" includes Unitarians and other liberal faiths, New Age groups and Native American religions.
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I thought this was pretty interesting, & surprising in some cases.

I'm not really sure what the difference is between "Mainline Protestant Churches" & "Evangelical Protestant Churches" are, though. Must be a pretty big difference. If anyone knows, please let me know or if you can share a link to more info that would be great.. I'm interested in the differences between different religions & denominations.

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