On Thursday, the liberal reform group Catholics for a Free Choice released results from a June 2-10 survey of 2,239 Catholics conducted by Belden Russonello and Stewart, a Washington, D.C., polling firm. Seventy-six percent of those surveyed disapproved of bishops' denying Communion to all parishioners who support legal abortion, while 78 percent said Catholic politicians who support legal abortion should not be denied Communion.
Those findings come as Time magazine reports results from a June 2-4 poll of 1,280 Americans, including 500 Catholics. It asked: "Should Sen. John Kerry be denied Communion because he is pro-choice?"
Seventy-three percent of the Catholics answered, "No."