Poll: Voters Support Hobby Lobby Decision By 10-Point Margin

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Thursday, 03 Jul 2014 09:13 AM

By Melanie Batley

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Nearly half of voters agree with the Supreme Court's decision Monday that business owners should not be forced to comply with Obamacare's contraceptive mandate if it violates their religious beliefs, a new poll has found.

According to a Rasmussen Reports poll conducted June 20 – July 1 of 1,000 likely voters, 49 percent of Americans support a religious exemption to the government's contraceptive mandate, which was successfully argued for by Hobby Lobby. 

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By comparison, 39 percent oppose the decision, while 12 percent are undecided.

The poll also found that almost half of voters, or 47 percent, say companies, regardless of their religious position on contraception, should not be required to meet the contraceptive mandate set out in the new healthcare law, though 43 percent disagree and think businesses without religious objections should be required by law to comply.

Meanwhile, the survey showed that opinions on the matter are sharply split according to positions on abortion as well as party affiliation.

Sixty-five percent of pro-choice voters oppose allowing a business owner to opt out of contraceptive coverage for religious reasons, compared to 73 percent of pro-life voters who support the exemption.

Most Democrats favor the mandate and oppose exemption on religious grounds, while Republicans and independents tend to oppose the mandate and favor religious exemptions, the poll noted.

The survey also found that 58 percent of people say a company's level of contraceptive coverage is not an important factor in their employment decisions, compared to 38 percent of voters who say it is at least somewhat important to their decision of where to work.

The poll, which has a margin of error of 3 percent, indicated that 48 percent of people believe the government is a threat to Americans' religious rights while just 30 percent of voters believe the government protects those rights.

A Huffinton Post/YouGov poll also found that a plurality of Americans supported the Hobby Lobby decision , though results varied widely, likely because of the differences in how the questions were phrased, according to The Weekly Standard.

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