While the percentage of Americans who are “pro-choice” is at a record-low, nonreligious Americans are still the subgroup most likely to support a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion, according to the latest Gallup polling:
Americans with no religious attachment (self-identified atheists, agnostics, and those with simply no religious preference) identify as pro-choice by a 49-percentage-point margin over pro-life, 68% to 19%. This represents the strongest propensity toward the pro-choice position of any major U.S. demographic (as distinct from political) subgroup. This group is also more heavily pro-choice than Democrats, but its views are similar to those of political “liberals,” 74% of whom are pro-choice and 19% pro-life.
It’s still a far cry from where it should be for our group, but if you want evidence that religion is bad for women, look no further.
Also bad for women: People with decreasing levels of education.
Also bad for women: People 55 and older.
Also bad for women: Other women, who are 46% (!) pro-life:
Oh hell, just about every demographic is bad for women. Nonreligious people are just less bad.