Today’s Morning Buzz covers food stamp cuts, questions about Obamacare and abortions, and the dropping number of parents home-schooling for religious reasons!
A new government report found that teen birth rates have declined substantially among Hispanic Americans over the past five years. A majority of Hispanic Americans agree that birth control should be available to teenagers age 16 and older without parental consent.
The FDA’s recent decision to lower the age of access for emergency contraception to 15 exposes a tipping point in Americans’ – especially Democrats’ – perspectives on contraceptive use for teens.
Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers? Next time you get a latte, try not to be disappointed, it probably won’t live up to this. This weekend, for the first time, a woman lead the closing prayer at a major Mormon conference. Although most (82%) Americans report… more
The Maryland Senate voted to repeal the death penalty yesterday. The bill will now progress to the House of Delegates. Americans are nearly evenly divided on whether people who are convicted of murder should receive the death penalty, or life in prison with no possibility of parole.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was recently snubbed by the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC), which did not add him to the roster of conservative luminaries who will speak at this year’s conference. Nate Silver concludes that Christie’s honeymoon with the GOP is over.
New data shows that teen pregnancy rates in New York City have plunged 27% over the past decade. Over this time, the city has worked to make it easier for teenagers to access condoms and other contraceptives. A slim majority of Americans favor allowing methods of birth control to be available to teenagers age 16 and older without parental approval.
The White House announced a new compromise on the “contraception mandate,” allowing large religiously affiliated organizations to issue insurance plans that do not directly cover birth control. Majorities of Americans support the Obama administration’s rule, and public opinion on the issue has remained remarkably stable over the past year.
Despite a slew of legal challenges, a majority of Americans have consistently supported the “contraception mandate” of the Affordable Care Act over the past year.
As President Obama’s second term begins, his administration will need to deal with a slew of legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s “contraception mandate.” A majority (56%) of Americans say that religiously affiliated colleges and hospitals should be required to provide their employees with health care plans that that cover contraception or birth control at no cost – but will the courts agree?