U.S. Catholics divided by party on whether Biden should be denied Communion over his abortion stance
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops today approved a document on the meaning of Communion that does not directly address politicians and their views on abortion rights.
Pew Research Center asked U.S. Catholics earlier this year whether President Biden’s support of abortion rights should disqualify him from receiving Communion during Mass. Among U.S. Catholic adults overall, 67% say Biden should be allowed to receive Communion, while 29% say the country’s second Catholic president should not be allowed to do this. However, among Catholics who identify with or lean toward the Republican Party, a slim majority (55%) say Biden’s abortion stance should prevent him from receiving Communion, compared with just 11% of Catholic Democrats who say the same.