The Religious Dimension of the Torture Debate

Bottom line: white evangelicals and Catholics are far more likely to endorse torture; mainline Protestants and “unaffiliated” (aka godless heathens?) are more likely to oppose it. Godless heathens are the most likely to oppose torture. And going to church generally correlates with support of torture.

Still, just about any way you look at it, a plurality of Americans believe torture can be justified at least some of the time.