Libertarians, the Tea Party and White Evangelicals on Abortion, Same-Sex Marriage and Physician-Assisted Suicide[11.14.2013]
Libertarians are a unique political group. While their political behavior suggests a strongly conservative worldview, when it comes to social issues – including access to abortion, physician-assisted suicide and marijuana legalization – libertarians stand apart from other key conservative constituencies.
Many public opinion polls have taken America’s temperature on Obamacare and its components, but few have asked whether government-guaranteed health insurance, as a principle, is a worthy government endeavor. A new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute does just that, and Democrats may find the results troubling.
Today’s Buzz covers race and cultural identity in America today, women’s rights around the world, and how Americans think the government should address the growing health problem of obesity.
That Republicans and Democrats disagree over the new health care law reflects a broader split among the American people on the law. According to PRRI’s research, Americans themselves are equally split over whether or not to repeal and eliminate Obamacare.
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?
According to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute, abortion remained a controversial issue, with 43 new laws in 19 states restricting access to abortion services. A majority of Americans believe abortion should be legal, but their views about its morality are far more complex.
In a rare public statement, former president George W. Bush called for an immigration debate shaped by “benevolent spirit.”
The very expensive aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is leading some commentators to wonder whether this storm will change the way we talk about climate change, which has mostly been sidelined during the presidential campaign. Nearly 6-in-10 (58%) Americans say that the severity of recent natural disasters is evidence of global climate change.
A new study shows that many young adults are taking advantage of Obamacare. Back in June, when it was still unclear how the Supreme Court would rule on the Affordable Care Act, less than one-quarter of Millennials (age 18-29) favored the Supreme Court overturning the health care reform law.
A gunman opened fire on a security guard at the headquarters of the conservative Family Research Council’s main office in Washington, DC, only to be subdued by the injured security guard.