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Poll shows Protestants more in favour of assisted dying than Catholics

by Hannah Tooley

A new YouGov poll shows that Protestants are more in favour of assisted dying compared to their Catholic counterparts.

59 per cent of Protestants said they backed regulated euthanasia.

It questioned more than 2,500 Christians and also discovered around half of the Catholics asked, supported gay marriage.

The analysis of Christians in Britain looked at the attitudes to ethical issues and YouGov has suggested overall Christians are more conservative.

In 2013 Pope Francis said "who am I to judge?" when talking about LGBT relationships.

The survey found that 50 per cent of religious British Catholics supported gay marriage, 40 per cent are opposed and 10 per cent were unsure.

With regard to Protestants around 45 per cent of Anglicans were in favour of same-sex marriages, and 47 per cent were against.

The results were taken from participants what agreed strongly with the statement "my faith is important to me," and looked at 863 Catholics and 1,707 Protestants.

Both Protestants and Catholics in Britain showed support for voluntary euthanasia - with 59 per cent of Protestants in favour, whereas Catholics oppose the issue by 48-42 per cent.

When asked about abortion both religious factions were in favour of stricter rules - compared to 29 per cent of the general public.

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