Poll: Most Evangelicals and Catholics Condone Torture in Some Instances

Certain religious groups are more likely than others to condone torture of suspected terrorists.

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By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country

Check out this fascinating new graphic analysis from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.

It shows that most white evangelicals and Roman Catholics, along with most frequent churchgoers, say it's OK to "sometimes" or "often" use torture on suspected terrorists. A slight majority of mainline Christians and religiously unaffiliated Americans, meanwhile, say torturing suspected terrorists could "rarely" or "never" be justified:

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