Skip to comments.Public Likes XL Pipeline and Birth-Control Requirements (2 lopsided results in latest Fox News poll)
Posted on 02/10/2012 10:45:51 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Two other lopsided results in the latest Fox News poll:
By a 67-25 percent margin, voters support building the Keystone XL pipeline. That includes: 87 percent of Republicans, 69 percent of independents and 50 percent of Democrats say build it.
Fox News Poll
Should Keystone XL Pipeline Be Built?
February 6-9, 2012 Registered Voters ± 3%–
The poll asked about the Obama administration requiring all employer health plans to provide birth control coverage as part of preventative services for women. (This includes Catholic and other religious-affiliated hospitals and universities that oppose doing so because it violates their religious rights.) A majority sides with the administration: 61 percent of voters approve of the requirement, while 34 percent disapprove. There’s a wide gender gap, as women (67 percent) are significantly more likely than men (53 percent) to approve. Catholics (58 percent) and Protestants (57 percent) alike approve of the requirement. And a majority of Catholic women (65 percent) as well as half of Catholic men (51 percent) also back the mandate.
Fox News Poll
Requiring All Employer Health Plans To Provide Birth Control Coverage
Fox news put out an incomplete question on the second poll. It did not include the words sterilization procedures and the Morning after pill. If the wording had been correct - the poll would have been reversed.
Any poll that doesn’t break practicing and non-practicing Catholics into separate religious groups is worthless.
I think that we should require all employers to provide free meals for employees. And free clothing and free cars also!
It doesn’t look like they made the context very clear to the people being questioned. Did people realize that this meant Catholic institutions would have to provide these things? Or that Baptist charities would have to provide for abortion etc.?
I doubt very seriously that most respondents fealt that that was a good idea.
And don't forget the free gasoline (and liquor).
I’d like to see FOX ask these idiots if they have ever heard of the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights and ask them if they know what they mean.
Yes the two responses seem incongruent, but that’s because most Americans think with only one half of their brains. The birth control question would have been even a higher “yes” if it had included free ice cream for all.
And only a handful of fanatics think the morning-after pill is abortion.
Even the subset of supposedly more conservative people who watch Fox News believe that somebody else ought to pay for their birth control.