Catholics' and Protestants' stance on exemption from new health care plan in 2012

This statistic shows the results of a 2012 survey among Americans and specifically American Catholics and Protestants among them on whether employers who oppose contraception should have to cover it in their health care plans, or not.
The proposed federal rule in question would require employers, including most religiously affiliated institutions, to cover birth control as part of their health care benefits.
Of the surveyed Catholics who are aware of this new rule, 55 percent think that religiously-affiliated employers opposing contraception should be exempt from having to cover it as part of their health care plans, while 51 percent of the surveyed Protestants and 48 percent of the total American respondents state the same.

Should religiously-affiliated employers objecting to contraception be exempt from having to cover it in their health care plans, or not?

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Source

Release date

February 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

February 8-12, 2012

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Only those who have heard about the issue

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Figures may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

Total number of respondents = 1,042, among those: Catholics = 236; Protestants = 508.

The original question posed at the source was: "Should religiously-affiliated institutions that object to the use of contraceptives be given an exemption from this rule, or should they be required to cover contraceptives like other employers?"

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