Pew: Jews More Supportive of Abortion Rights than Any Other Group

Joe Winkler
JTA
July 30, 2013

Abortion is murder.
This is the body of a human being. Abortion is murder.

In a new study this month, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that 89 percent of Jews say “abortion should be legal in all or most cases.” Compare that to 72 percent among Americans with no religious affiliation, and 63 percent among white mainline Protestants.

On the other side, 62 percent of Mormons say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases. Among white evangelicals, the figure was 64 percent and 52 percent among Hispanic Catholics.

It’s of course not news that Jews skew liberal on social issues, but look just how liberal — significantly more than even non-religious Americans.

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