Skip to comments.A Religious Element In The Health Reform Debate?
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."
(Excerpt) Read more at ibdeditorials.com ...
which is a pretty chilling remark.
Only Satan believes he is equal with YHvH
You sure about that?
From the Book of The One:
“And the Barack said unto the Government, ‘Be fruitful and multiply’...”
?? I doubt that many of those folks are Eastern Orthodox. They are just confused.
Absolutely, but not the one Obama is trying to lay on people.
Gere's the REAL religion obstacles in the Healthcare bill -- Killing
The REAL Religious leaders are not for deathcare!!!!
Here’s the REAL religion obstacle in the Healthcare bill — Killing
What's wrong with "big government" being responsible for your healthcare when "big church" is responsible for your soul?
“when “big church” is responsible for your soul?”
Who believes that?
Yeah, I want to be around when God lets Obama know that the only ones in His partnership are Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
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