Politics

Poll: Majority of Catholics Support Obamacare Contraception Plan

| by Michael Allen

According to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, Catholic voters disagree with the Catholic Church’s opposition to insurance coverage of contraception.

Sixty-five percent of voters, including a majority of Catholics, said they supported the Obama administration’s requirement that health insurance plans cover the cost of birth control, and 59 percen, said the health insurance plans of religiously affiliated employers should cover the cost of birth control.

A Public Policy Polling survey conducted on Friday found that 57 percent of Catholic voters, and 59 percent of Catholic women, also support the contraception requirement.

Under the Obama administration’s policy: “Women who work for institutions like Catholic hospitals and universities can obtain birth control from their insurance company without a co-pay, but their employers don’t have to include contraception in their healthcare plans.”