Mini Poll: Contraception Debate

Do you believe birth control should or should not be part of the national political debate?


Should:
 16%
Should not:
 84%

Male Respondents::

Should:
 19%
Should not:
 81%

Female Respondents::

Should:
 12%
Should not:
 88%

 


There has been recent controversy over whether education and health care facilities affiliated with religious organizations should provide access to birth control through health insurance plans. Which of the following statements more closely describes your view on this debate?

This is a matter of religious liberty.

OR,

This is a matter of a woman's health and access to birth control.
Religious liberty:
 34%
A woman's health:
 66%

Male Respondents::

Religious liberty:
 45%
A woman's health:
 55%

Female Respondents::

Religious liberty:
 24%
A woman's health:
 76%

 


Do you think the following institutions should be required to provide their employees with health care plans that cover birth control at no cost?


Religiously-affiliated colleges and universities:


Yes:
 56%
No:
 44%

Male Respondents:

Yes:
 45%
No:
 55%

Female Respondents::

Yes:
 69%
No:
 31%

Religiously-affiliated hospitals:


Yes:
 57%
No:
 43%

Male Respondents:

Yes:
 46%
No:
 54%

Female Respondents::

Yes:
 68%
No:
 32%

Churches:


Yes:
 40%
No:
 60%

Male Respondents:

Yes:
 30%
No:
 70%

Female Respondents::

Yes:
 51%
No:
 49%

Privately-owned small businesses:


Yes:
 60%
No:
 40%

Male Respondents:

Yes:
 51%
No:
 49%

Female Respondents::

Yes:
 70%
No:
 30%

State or local governments:


Yes:
 63%
No:
 37%

Male Respondents:

Yes:
 54%
No:
 46%

Female Respondents::

Yes:
 73%
No:
 27%

Privately held corporations:


Yes:
 61%
No:
 39%

Male Respondents:

Yes:
 51%
No:
 49%

Female Respondents::

Yes:
 71%
No:
 29%

Publicly held corporations:


Yes:
 63%
No:
 37%

Male Respondents:

Yes:
 54%
No:
 46%

Female Respondents::

Yes:
 74%
No:
 26%

Religiously-affiliated social service agencies:


Yes:
 57%
No:
 43%

Male Respondents:

Yes:
 46%
No:
 54%

Female Respondents::

Yes:
 69%
No:
 31%

 


Would your answers to the question change if any of the employer-provided health plans covered birth control at a nominal cost?


Yes:
 19%
No:
 81%

Male Respondents:

Yes:
 17%
No:
 83%

Female Respondents:

Yes:
 21%
No:
 79%

 


Do you believe that, in general, men's and women's reproductive health issues are treated fairly by health insurers?


Yes:
 22%
No, neither are:
 33%
No, women are not:
 43%
No, men are not:
 2%

Male Respondents:

Yes:
 31%
No, neither are:
 42%
No, women are not:
 24%
No, men are not:
 3%

Female Respondents:

Yes:
 12%
No, neither are:
 23%
No, women are not:
 63%
No, men are not:
 1%

 


Ten Missouri representatives recently introduced a bill to restrict vasectomies. It would only allow men to have the procedure to protect from serious injury or death. The sponsors say the bill is symbolic: they're trying to draw attention to the need for women's voices to be heard in the contraception debates. Were you a member of the Missouri General Assembly, would you vote Yes or vote No on this bill?


I'd vote Yes:
 50%
I'd vote No:
 50%

Male Respondents:

I'd vote Yes:
 45%
I'd vote No:
 55%

Female Respondents:

I'd vote Yes:
 55%
I'd vote No:
 45%

 


Are you male or female?


Male:
 53%
Female:
 47%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.