Life Ethics

784,507: U.S. abortions reported to the CDC in 2009—the fewest since 1973. (California, Delaware, Maryland, and New Hampshire do not report statistics.)

-5%: Change from 2008. It's the largest drop in more than 10 years.


Hispanic Americans who say their church speaks:

43%: English

53%: Spanish

4%: Other

Hispanic Americans who say they prefer services in:

32%: English only

25%: Spanish only

43%: Both languages

Church Life

64%: Church of England laity who voted to approve women bishops in November. The measure, which failed, needed a 2/3 majority.

45%: Of laity who voted against the measure, those who are women.

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