POLL: Religiously Affiliated Organizations Should Provide Contraception Coverage

A majority of Americans — including 54 percent of Catholics overall — say that religiously affiliated organizations, like colleges and hospitals, should be required to offer health plans to their employees that include contraception coverage at no additional cost, according to a survey from Public Religion Research Institute. Religious leaders and conservative groups strongly oppose the Obamacare requirement that employer-provided insurance plans cover forms of birth control without a co-pay, and several lawsuits have been filed against the provision. But polls continue to show that Catholic voters disagree with the Catholic Church and support the contraception requirement, regardless of employers’ claims of religious objections.