According to recent research conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, 54% of Americans believe that abortion should be legal in most (37%) or all (17%) cases, and 41% believe it should be illegal in most (26%) or all (15%) cases.
It is interesting to note how religious affiliation influences views on abortion. For example, members of the following groups believe that abortion should be legal in most or all cases:
* Jewish — 88 percent
* Mainline Protestant — 62 percent
* Catholic — 48 percent
* Muslim — 48 percent
* African American — 47 percent
* Evangelical — 33 percent
* Mormon — 27 percent
* Jehovah’s Witness — 16 percent
What do you think this says about the belief communities listed above?