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.
Here is a look at the most recent available data about abortion from sources other than public opinion surveys.
In recent years, U.S. public opinion has become modestly more positive toward both sides in the Israel-Palestinian conflict, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
Like Americans overall, Catholics vary in their abortion views, with regular Mass attenders most opposed
About three-quarters of U.S. Catholics (76%) say abortion should be illegal in some cases but legal in others.
Abortion has long been a contentious issue in the United States, and it is one that sharply divides Americans along partisan, ideological and religious lines.
Public attitudes about the legality of abortion are largely divided along partisan lines – and to a greater extent than in past decades.
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.
Highly religious Americans more skeptical of human enhancements such as brain implants, gene editing
Many Americans who are highly religious and identify with certain Christian traditions express discomfort with human enhancement.