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Poll reveals that Americans are 'pro birth control,' despite what religious leaders say

Poll reveals that Americans are 'pro birth control,' despite what religious leaders say

birth control pillsCiting a poll conducted by The Quinnipiac University, Seattle PI reports that the majority of Americans support the use of contraceptives and that they should be covered by health insurance.  The poll revealed that:

  • 54 percent of voters approve of the president's compromise which would allow religiously affiliated employers such as hospitals and schools not to offer contraception, but require that it be covered by health insurers. 38 percent disapprove.
  • Women favor the Obama administration’s insurance requirement for birth control by a 56-34 percent margin.
  • Men favor the Obama administration's insurance requirement for birth control by a 52-42 percent margin.
  • Democrats back the administration by a 75-18 percent margin, Independents by 56-36 percent; Republicans disapprove by a 32-63 percent spread.
  • Overall, 71 percent agree that health insurance should cover contraception for women, but voters were split evenly on whether the federal government ought to require that employees get coverage for free.
  • 82 percent of those surveyed believe it is not wrong to use contraception.
  • 55 percent said abortion should stay legal in “all or most” cases.

Seattle PI reports that "The Quinnipiac survey was done Feb. 14 to 20, involved 2,605 registered voters, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.9 percent."


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One of the growing crowd of American "nones" herself, Deborah is a prolific writer who finds religion, spirituality and the impact of belief (and non-belief) on culture inspiring, fascinating and at times, disturbing. She hosts the God Discussion show and handles the site's technical work. Her education and background is in business, ecommerce and law.
  • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

    Thanks for posting this article. Sometimes I wonder if I'm in the minority on this issue, because the media, except Rachel Maddows, Randi Rhodes, and alike, make it sound like everyone wants to degrade and dehumanize women, sometimes including women themselves, such as the Religious Reich's wives, making you wonder where this world is going to. I like how Young Turks ended this. It's so funny, yet true. As long as it's the Religious Reich's way, they demand control over women like they were property and then when government does what they are talking about, they reverse the rolls and act like they are being harmed. It's insane.

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