Poll: Anger Over Obama's Birth-Control Policy Spans All Religious Groups

Monday, 06 Feb 2012 02:12 PM

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Roman Catholics aren’t the only ones outraged about the Obama administration’s mandate that religious-affiliated institutions provide birth-control insurance coverage for their employees. The objections to the new policy span all religious groups — and even include people who say they are non-religious, according to a ConservativeHQ (CHQ) poll.

“The message is the same across all religious groupings and beliefs: This is none of the government’s business,” CHQ observed in announcing its results.

Although the new Department of Health and Human Services policy under Obamacare exempts those directly involved in religious work, such as churches, temples, mosques, etc., from the requirement, it orders religious affiliates such as hospitals, social service agencies, and colleges to provide the coverage.

The CHQ poll asked: “A new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy requires religious organizations to provide coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraceptives in their health plans, and religious hospitals to provide those services, even when some or all of those practices violate their conscience. Is this a proper extension of government power over religious institutions?"

Following is a percentage breakdown on the responses, recorded by religious belief.
  • Protestant disapproval — 41 percent
  • Protestant approval — 1 percent
  • Catholic disapproval — 27 percent
  • Catholic approval — 1 percent
  • Non-religious disapproval — 14 percent
  • Non-religious approval — 1 percent
  • Different religious affiliation disapproval — 12 percent
  • Different religious affiliation approval — 1 percent
  • Jewish disapproval — 1 percent
  • And Jewish approval — 1 percent.

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