Americans' and Catholics' moral stance on contraception in 2012

This statistic shows the moral stance regarding contraception of American respondents and specifically those of Catholic faith among them in 2012. Of the surveyed Catholics, 41 percent think that contraception is morally acceptable, while 42 percent of the total number of American respondents think the same.

Stance on contraception among U.S. Catholics and U.S. population in 2012

CatholicsU.S. population
Morally acceptable41%42%
Morally wrong15%8%
Not a moral issue36%43%
Depends / Don't know8%8%
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Release date

February 2012


United States

Survey time period

February 8-12, 2012

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Figures may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

Total number of respondents = 1,501, among those: Catholics = 337.

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