Majority of U.S. Catholics say abortion should be legal in most cases, survey shows


Pope Francis and the bishops need to fight strongly for life because the laity are slipping.

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(KXAN) — As the U.S. marks the 48th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision, debate over the legality and morality of abortion goes on. But the polarizing ruling has gained significant support among one surprising group.

Catholics.

The most recent survey of U.S. Catholics performed by Pew Research Center found 56% of U.S. Catholics believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases. Additionally, 68% said Roe should not be overturned — which 70% of U.S. adults also agree with.

While most Catholics generally approved of abortion rights overall, a large majority also said there should be restrictions.

Thirty-five percent of Catholics polled said abortion should be legal in most cases, while 21% said it should be legal in all cases. Meanwhile, 28% of Catholics said abortion should be illegal in most cases and 14% believe it should be illegal in all cases.

Interestingly, the survey also found Catholics who attend services more often are more likely to oppose abortion rights in some way.

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