Weekly Church-goers Agree on Many Topics Surrounding Health Care Debate
Washington, D.C. (Vocus) September 18, 2009 -- The current health care debate may divide many Americans and congress, but not values voters, who tend to agree on many key health care reform issues. A recent Zogby International/O’Leary Report Poll shows that a strong majority of American voters who attend church weekly agree that government health care programs should not cover abortions and should not interfere with the doctor-patient relationship when it comes to “end of life” counseling.
Values voters also strongly object to taxing health care benefits, and strongly support tort reform and permitting Americans to purchase health insurance across state lines.
“There are many moral implications surrounding health care reform,” said Tom Minnery, senior vice president of government and public policy for Focus on the Family Action, which introduced the report’s findings to attendees at the 2009 Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C.
“Whether it’s abortion, taxes, or rationing health care away from the elderly, values voters recognize these moral implications and are clearly troubled by – and committed to doing something about – them.”
The Zogby/O’Leary Poll surveyed 4,426 likely voters on September 4-8 and has a margin-of-error of plus-or-minus 1.5 percentage points. The results below show where weekly church-goers stand on several critical health care reform issues.
1. Health care legislation being promoted by the White House and leaders in congress does not include a ban on abortions being covered under the taxpayer-funded and government-run “public option” insurance plan. Would you support or oppose an amendment attached to any federal health care bill that clearly bans federal tax do
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