Morgan Chalfant and Amie Parnes write in The Hill:
A majority — 55 % — of U.S. adults who determine as Catholic say abortion must be authorized in all or most circumstances, in accordance with a Pew Analysis Middle survey carried out in April, whereas 43 % say it must be unlawful generally.
“The very fact of the matter is that Biden’s place displays the place most American Catholics are,” stated David Campbell, a professor of political science on the College of Notre Dame and creator of the brand new e-book “Secular Surge: A New Fault Line in American Politics.”
Not likely. Biden seems to consider abortion must be authorized even late in pregnancy. He favors taxpayer funding of abortions for low-income ladies. Even in the Pew poll, it appears to be like like solely a minority of Catholics consider abortion must be authorized in “all” circumstances, which is a greater approximation of Biden’s place than “all or most.”
A Marist poll for the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic group, requested finer-grained questions and launched extra full ends in January. It discovered that 53 % of People who take into account themselves Catholic consider that abortion must be allowed solely in circumstances of rape, incest, and threats to the mom’s life, or not allowed in any respect. Amongst these People who describe themselves as “practising Catholics,” the quantity rose to 67.
Sixty-three % of Catholics, and 69 % of practising Catholics, opposed taxpayer funding of abortion.
I want these final 4 numbers had been all 100%. However no, most Catholics should not the place Biden is on abortion.