Only 8% of Republicans say contraceptive use is “morally unacceptable”

A new PEW poll found that only 8% of Republicans find contraception “morally unacceptable.”

The findings are somewhat at odds with the Republican party’s focus on stopping Obamacare from covering women’s use of contraceptives, epitomized in the Hobby Lobby case.

It’s also at odds with the Catholic church, which is leading the effort to block the Affordable Care Act in this area.



PEW found that only 6% of Democrats, 7% of Independents, and 8% of Republicans believed contraception to be “morally unacceptable.”

PEW also found that while Republicans tend to be anti-abortion to the tune of 68% finding it morally unacceptable, only 54%, slightly more than a majority, found homosexuality the same.

Interestingly, both Democrats and Republicans, in sizable numbers, found extramarital affairs (adultery) to be morally unacceptable.

PEW found, looking internationally, that the only country in which fewer than half of the respondents found extramarital affairs morally unacceptable was France.


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5 Responses to “Only 8% of Republicans say contraceptive use is “morally unacceptable””

  1. Hue-Man says:

    According to PEW, gay-haters will feel at home emigrating to this country where 98% said homosexuality is morally unacceptable.

  2. Indigo says:

    Interestingly, those statistics do not support the profile of decent, American moral values Brian Williams lauds each NBC evening.

  3. tedhayes says:

    As for those Republicans and Democrats who believe being homosexual is morally unacceptable, I find their being alive morally unacceptable. However, I can’t condemn them for being alive since they did not choose to be born any more than I chose to be gay.

  4. BeccaM says:

    What’s actually going on with Hobby Lobby and the other sex scolds is it isn’t about contraception.

    Hell, most of those who howl the loudest about saying they’re wrong probably use or have used contraceptives themselves. (I say ‘most’, not ‘all’.)

    It’s about control and power. It’s about leaders and bosses and corporate plutocrats who want every freedom in the world for themselves, but are desperate to to micromanage the lives and the moral choices of others. One of their daughters becomes pregnant, she’s on the first plane to Sweden or France for a quiet but professionally done abortion. But heaven forbid one of their employees (or in the case of politicians, constituents, or for religious leaders, basically everybody who isn’t them) have that option.

  5. judybrowni says:

    Oo la la!

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