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International survey finds wide variance in acceptance of contraception

Catholic World News - April 15, 2014

People all around the world are generally consistent in condemning extra-marital affairs as immoral, a new Pew Research study finds. But attitudes on contraception vary widely.

In the 40 countries covered by the Pew study, a median of only 14% considered contraception immoral. However, that figure showed enormous differences among nationalities.

In Germany, only 1% condemned contraception, and in Spain and the Czech Republic, just 2%. But in Pakistan, nearly two-thirds (65%) condemned the practice, and in Nigeria a majority (54%). In the US, 7% opposed contraception.

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  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Apr. 15, 2014 4:43 PM ET USA

    This is the touchstone in the internal crisis facing the Church here and abroad. As long as Catholics ignore the Church's teaching concerning this basic question, we can make no progress. Say what they will about other issues, the approval by Catholics of artificially induced sterility (what it really is) undermines truths about human dignity, about the sinfulness of homosexual acts, and about the sacramental nature of marriage. Theirs may be a religion, but it's certainly not Catholic.

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