Lifeway Research Asks Churches What They’ve Done Since the Overturning of Roe v. Wade

A new Lifeway Research survey asks, “What have churches done since the overturning of Roe v. Wade?”

Nearly a third (31%) of American Protestants surveyed say their congregation has been involved with local pregnancy centers. Sixteen percent say their church has offered financial support or encouraged the congregation to financially support a local pregnancy resource center (14%). 

Among the U.S. Protestant churchgoers polled, 14% say their church has encouraged them to refer those with unplanned pregnancies to a pregnancy resource center or to volunteer at one (11%). Another 7% of respondents say their church has had a leader from a pregnancy resource center speak at their church.

The survey found age to be a factor, as churchgoers under 50 (21%) are more likely than those 65 and older (11%) to say their church has financially supported a local pregnancy center. Respondents who are 18 to 34 (19%) and 35 to 49 (20%) are more likely than those 50 to 64 (8%) and 65 and over (5%) to say their church has made appeals for support of a local pregnancy center. 

Along denominational lines, Restorationist Movement (22%), Baptist (19%) and non-denominational (16%) churchgoers, when compared to Lutherans (7%), are more likely to say this is true for their church. Lutheran (14%) and Baptist (10%) churchgoers are more likely to say their church is not near a pregnancy resource center than members of Presbyterian/Reformed congregations (2%).

“More than 4 in 10 pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended according to the 

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