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

% of adults who say abortion should be…

Religious denominationLegal in all/most casesIllegal in all/most casesDon't knowSample size
African Methodist Episcopal Church64%30%7%117
American Baptist Churches USA47%48%5%467
Anglican Church56%38%5%111
Assemblies of God26%71%3%460
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)20%77%4%111
Church of God in Christ41%53%6%165
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints26%72%3%641
Church of the Nazarene27%70%3%101
Churches of Christ36%61%3%498
Episcopal Church79%18%2%494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)65%32%2%641
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.)34%62%4%825
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.)43%52%5%206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.)69%30%1%139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod46%51%3%459
National Baptist Convention57%37%6%462
Nondenominational charismatic28%72%1%187
Nondenominational evangelical22%77%2%684
Nondenominational fundamentalist32%63%5%107
Nothing in particular (religion important)55%39%6%2,015
Nothing in particular (religion not important)76%20%4%2,969
Presbyterian Church (USA)65%30%4%428
Presbyterian Church in America54%39%7%158
Seventh-day Adventist42%54%4%165
Southern Baptist Convention30%66%4%1,845
Spiritual but not religious64%25%11%128
United Church of Christ72%22%6%227
United Methodist Church58%38%4%1,637
Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.

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