Literal Readers Of The Bible Less Likely To Support Abortion

06.14.11 | Sarah Harnisch

 The more literally you take the Bible, the more likely you are to oppose abortion. The study was conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute to find out what Americans think about abortion. The data reveals that 60% of people who believe that the Bible is the literal word of God think abortion should be illegal in all cases. Amongst those who think the Bible is the word of God, but should not be taken literally, 53% want abortion to be lega. And 80% of those that consider the Bible to have been written by a man say should be legal in all or most cases.