A recent Gallup poll has revealed that a growing number of both Catholics and Protestants support less strict abortion laws. The study found that 45% of Catholic respondents are content with current abortion laws or prefer stricter laws while 38% of them prefer less strict laws in comparison to 22% in 2022 who supported less strict abortion laws. In the case of the Protestant respondents, 50% are content with current abortion laws or prefer stricter laws, while 37% favor less strict laws in comparison to 25% in 2022 who preferred less strict abortion laws. The study also found that of the respondents without any religious affiliation, 69% are not happy with current laws and favor less strict laws, while 18% are happy and 5% prefer more strict laws.
Fox News reports:
An increasing number of Catholics and Protestant support less strict abortion laws, a recent poll found.
A Gallup poll out Friday found that 45 percent of Catholic respondents are satisfied with current abortion laws or want stricter laws, while 38 percent want less strict laws. In 2022, just 22 percent of Catholic respondents wanted less strict abortion laws.
Meanwhile, half of Protestant respondents, 50 percent, said they are satisfied or want stricter laws, while 37 percent want less strict laws. That’s up from 25 percent of Protestant respondents who said they wanted less strict abortion laws in 2022.
It is the first time Gallup has recorded a “plurality” of Catholics and Protestants preferring less strict abortion laws, the organization noted.
Among those without a religious affiliation, 69 percent are dissatisfied and want less strict laws, while 18 percent are satisfied and 5 percent want more strict laws.
“Last year, the percentages of Catholics and Protestants who were dissatisfied and wanted stricter laws, or less strict laws, were roughly equal. And the largest percentage of Catholics, 28 percent, were satisfied with abortion laws,” poll authors wrote.
The news of a growing number of Catholics wanting less abortion restriction comes despite The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) recently sending the House of Representatives and the Senate a letter calling for the end of taxpayer funding for abortion services sharing that the organization continues to support pro-life efforts.
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