In a recent poll of 1,000 likely U.S. voters 49 percent said they support religious exemption from Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate


The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday heard a case in which two businesses argued that for religious reasons they should not be required to provide health insurance with free contraceptives for their women employees. Half of voters agreed with that position. But 40 percent disagreed saying the business should not be allowed to opt out of the requirement contained in the new national health care law and 10 percent are undecided.


41 percent of voters still believe businesses should be required by law to provide their employees with health insurance that covers all government-approved contraceptives for women without co-payments or other charges to the patient. However, 44 percent oppose this requirement.


Just 35 percent now consider the federal government a protector of Americans’ religious rights, while 41 percent view the government as a threat to religious rights instead. A sizable 25 percent are not sure.