A majority of Americans say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, but many are open to restrictions; many opponents of legal abortion say it should be legal in some circumstances.
While the largest Christian traditions and religious “nones” can be consistently analyzed, smaller groups produce a large margin of error.
As of August 2022, the College of Cardinals will have 132 voting members, 40% of whom are European, down from 52% in 2013.
As the nation’s post-Roe chapter begins and the legal battle shifts to the states, here are key facts about Americans’ views on abortion.
Americans increasingly say gender is determined by one’s sex assigned at birth, but they differ by religion on this and other transgender issues.
Opinion on the legality of abortion has changed little since before the court's decision, with 62% now saying abortion should be legal in all or most cases.
Here are key findings from our research on the relationship between religion and government in the U.S. and Americans' views on the issue.
Here is a look at the most recent available data about abortion from sources other than public opinion surveys.
U.S. adults disagree over whether legal restrictions on abortion are an effective way to reduce the number of abortions in the U.S.
How do Republicans who support legal abortion and Democrats who oppose it differ from their fellow partisans? One difference involves religion.
A majority of U.S. adults say abortion should be legal in all or most cases; 37% think abortion should be illegal in all or most cases.