Here is a look at the most recent available data about abortion from sources other than public opinion surveys.
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.
Many Americans who are highly religious and identify with certain Christian traditions express discomfort with human enhancement.
Most Black Catholic churchgoers are racial minorities in their congregations, unlike White and Hispanic Catholics – and Black Protestants
Indians nearly universally say it is important for women to have the same rights as men, including eight-in-ten who say this is very important.
Indians accept women as political leaders, but many favor traditional gender roles in family life.
Pew Research Center’s political typology provides a roadmap to today’s fractured political landscape. It organizes the public into nine distinct groups, based on an analysis of their attitudes and values. Even in a polarized era, the 2021 survey reveals deep divisions in both partisan coalitions.