Poll: Catholics Who Regularly Attend Mass Don’t Support Abortion

Catholics who attend mass at least once per week are much more likely to oppose abortion, compared to Catholics who attend mass less than weekly, according to a new survey by Le Moyne College in conjunction with Zogby International.

The college released the results of the latest Contemporary Catholic Trends poll in conjunction in a recent press release. The survey found that while just half of all Catholics believe all abortions should be illegal, that number increased significantly if the respondents were regular mass-goers.

Sixty percent of Catholics who go to mass weekly or more believe all abortions should be illegal, the poll found. Among Catholics who never attend Mass, only 30% believe all abortions should be illegal.

Overall, 49% of Catholics did not agree that all abortions should be illegal. Fifty percent agreed that all abortions should be illegal, and one percent was unsure.

The poll was conducted by Zogby International between October 5-10, 2006. The poll method consisted of nationwide phone interviews with 1,505 Roman Catholics selected from previous Zogby polls database information, from respondents who self-identified as Roman Catholics.

The margin of error for the survey was +/- 2.6 percentage points.

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