Poll: Voters Approve of Hobby Lobby Decision by 10-Point Margin
A Rasmussen poll finds that voters approve of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision by a 10-point margin.
Results of the survey of 1,000 likely U.S. voters indicate that 49 percent of those polled agree that business owners should have the option of exempting themselves from ObamaCare’s HHS contraceptive mandate if it violates their religious beliefs. By comparison, 39 percent oppose the high court’s decision and 12 percent are undecided.
In addition, the poll found that 58 percent of voters say a company’s level of contraceptive coverage is not an important part of their decision to work there, compared to 38 percent who say it is at least somewhat important to their decision of where to work.
While 43 percent of voters think businesses should be required by law to provide health insurance that covers all government-approved contraceptives for women without copayment or other charges, 47 percent say companies should not be required to comply with the contraception mandate.
The same poll found that 48 percent of voters believe the government is a threat to Americans’ religious rights, while only 30 percent of voters believe the government protects those rights.
The Rasmussen survey was conducted on June 30-July 1. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% confidence level.
A recent Huffington Post/YouGov poll also found that a plurality of Americans supported the Hobby Lobby decision, with 44 percent agreeing with Hobby Lobby and 40 percent believing that religious owners of for-profit businesses should have to cover the costs of contraceptives for employees.
According to the Weekly Standard, the Huffington Post/YouGov poll results varied widely, likely because of differences in how the questions were phrased.