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A Religious Element In The Health Reform Debate?
IBD Editorials ^ | August 21, 2009 | RAGHAVAN MAYUR

Posted on 08/21/2009 6:41:11 PM PDT by Kaslin

Americans are churchgoers, and religion has always played a large role in U.S. politics. Health reform is no different. A new IBD/TIPP Poll shows that, depending on their faith, Americans have differing opinions and differing intensity of opinion when it comes to including a public option in any overhaul plan.

Protestants, for example, oppose a public option by a 43% to 33% margin, but Catholics favor it 42% to 35%. The biggest support for a public option comes from those who identify themselves as "another type of Christian," with 49% in support and 30% opposed. A majority (54%) of non-Christians support the public option and 29% oppose.

It's also important to note that, generally speaking, one in five of those surveyed are undecided.

Overall, 26% of survey respondents identified themselves as Protestants, 23% as Catholics, 26% as another type of Christian and 22% as non-Christians or nonreligious.

The intensity of support for the public option also varies. Sixteen percent of Protestants "strongly support" the concept, while 35% "strongly oppose" it. Twenty-one percent of Catholics "strongly support" and 26% "strongly oppose."

Among those identifying themselves as "another type of Christian," the intensity tilts toward a public option: 36% "strongly support" and 25% "strongly oppose." Forty percent of non-Christians "strongly support" while only 20% "strongly oppose."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhohealthcare; dncfalseprophets; dncstrategy; falseprophets; mammon; molech; religiousleft

1 posted on 08/21/2009 6:41:11 PM PDT by Kaslin
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2 posted on 08/21/2009 6:42:11 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
obama himself has said "we're partners with God in life and death."

which is a pretty chilling remark.

3 posted on 08/21/2009 6:45:16 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (this slope is getting slippereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...)
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To: the invisib1e hand

4 posted on 08/21/2009 6:53:40 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: the invisib1e hand
obama himself has said "we're partners with God in life and death." which is a pretty chilling remark.

Only Satan believes he is equal with YHvH

5 posted on 08/21/2009 7:01:07 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
”Only Satan believes he is equal with YHvH”

Ah…not anymore.

6 posted on 08/21/2009 7:14:00 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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To: ArchAngel1983
Ah…not anymore.

You sure about that?

7 posted on 08/21/2009 7:19:58 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (this slope is getting slippereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...)
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To: Kaslin

From the Book of The One:

“And the Barack said unto the Government, ‘Be fruitful and multiply’...”


8 posted on 08/21/2009 7:27:52 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Kaslin; NYer
Overall, 26% of survey respondents identified themselves as Protestants, 23% as Catholics, 26% as another type of Christian and 22% as non-Christians or nonreligious.

?? I doubt that many of those folks are Eastern Orthodox. They are just confused.

9 posted on 08/21/2009 7:36:33 PM PDT by iowamark (certified by Michael Steele as "ugly and incendiary")
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To: Kaslin
**A Religious Element In The Health Reform Debate?**

Absolutely, but not the one Obama is trying to lay on people.

Gere's the REAL religion obstacles in the Healthcare bill -- Killing

From this

 

To this

obamacare,healthcare,politics,satire

The REAL Religious leaders are not for deathcare!!!!

10 posted on 08/21/2009 7:40:11 PM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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To: Salvation

Oops!

Here’s the REAL religion obstacle in the Healthcare bill — Killing


11 posted on 08/21/2009 7:41:17 PM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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To: Kaslin
but Catholics favor it 42% to 35%

What's wrong with "big government" being responsible for your healthcare when "big church" is responsible for your soul?

12 posted on 08/21/2009 7:52:08 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (Liberals are always one genocide away from Utopia.)
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To: Onelifetogive

“when “big church” is responsible for your soul?”

Who believes that?


13 posted on 08/22/2009 4:29:42 AM PDT by dsc (The "t" in the word "often" is silent.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

Yeah, I want to be around when God lets Obama know that the only ones in His partnership are Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


14 posted on 08/22/2009 4:39:02 AM PDT by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1993905/posts)
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