STUDY: 54% of Abortion Patients Self-Identify as Christian

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In a 2016 study, Gallup found that the majority of people receiving services from abortion clinics are Christian — about 54%. The largest block of that number is comprised of Catholics (24%) with mainline protestants next (17%) and evangelicals (13%) bringing up the rear.


Recent surveys relating to U.S. religious demography show that about 47% of Americans identify as Protestant (both mainline & evangelical) and nearly 21% identify as Catholic – meaning that Catholics, as a percentage of their identified population, are receiving more abortion related services than their Protestant counterparts.

The pro-life movement, at its core, seems to be largely fueled by Christian activism; so it seems prudent (and interesting) to look at these statistics to determine. Overall, these numbers reveal that Christian church members, overall, are less likely to pursue/receive abortion related services in America; a welcome revelation. The church is full of people; and people are often messy. Gallup has graciously provided a reminder, in this survey, that the church is making a difference in our society when it comes to promoting the value of every human life.

What do you think? Are these results encouraging or condemning? Let us know your thoughts on Facebook or in the comments below.

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Patrick is the founder and lead editor of the publication. Currently a pastor of many years by trade, Patrick served in the US Army and did his graduate work at both Miami University in Oxford, OH (Social Sciences) and the University of Dayton (Theology) — earning an advanced degree. He enjoys bringing a larger historical and philosophical perspective to his projects. Also, he likes comic books.