Chart of the Day: The Conscience Exemption

Chart of the Day: The Conscience Exemption

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
Feb. 7 2012 10:58 AM

Chart of the Day: The Conscience Exemption

MSNBC will host me after 11 a.m. for a short discussion of the Obama administration's birth control coverage mandate. Right on time, the Public Religion Research Institute asks real humans whether they approve of the decision.

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Should we be surprised? White mainline protestants and evangelicals are far more disturbed by the end of the conscience clause than Catholics are. This doesn't track neatly against abortion -- there, you've got more mainline protestants comfortable with abortion, generally, and far fewer evangelicals.

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

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