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Supplemental Tables on Religion and Contraceptive Use

Among women who have ever had sex, % that have ever used a contraceptive method other than natural family planning
      Protestant    
  All women Catholic Mainline Evangelical Other None
Yes 99 98 99 100 98 99
No 1 2 1 0 2 1
Population 53,195,675 13,365,042 12,295,740 13,507,644 4,869,328 9,157,921
Unpublished tabulations of the 2006-2008 National Survey of Family Growth.



Current contraceptive use among women at risk of unintended pregnancy,* by religious affiliation
      Protestant    
  All women Catholic Mainline Evangelical Other None
Highly effective methods 69 68 73 74 60 62
   Sterilization 33 32 34 41 23 26
   Pill or other hormonal 31 31 35 28 31 30
   IUD 5 5 4 4 6 6
Condom 14 15 13 10 25 17
Natural family planning 1 2 1 1 1 1
Other 5 4 4 6 5 7
No method 11 11 10 9 9 14
Population 42,711,521 10,635,049 10,017,708 10,992,501 3,744,769 7,321,494
*Refers to sexually active women who are not pregnant, post-partum or trying to get pregnant
Source: Jones RK and Dreweke J, Countering Conventional Wisdom: New Evidence on Religion and Contraceptive Use, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2011 and unpublished tabulations of the 2006–2008 National Survey of Family Growth.