Poll: Majority Support Birth Control Without Copays

Amid raging controversy over the Obama administration’s contraception regulation, a new poll finds strong support for the policy that requires employers to ensure access to birth control without copays in their health care plans.

Fifty-five percent of Americans agreed that “employers should be required to provide their employees with health care plans that cover contraception and birth control at no cost,” according to a Public Religion Research Institute survey released Tuesday. Forty percent disagreed.

Perhaps more remarkable is that 58 percent of Catholics — the community that’s most vocal in their opposition — supported the statement, the poll found.

Studies also show that an overwhelming majority of American women across faiths have used contraception.