A recent survey taken by LifeWay Research shows a majority of adults in the U.S. believe businesses and organizations should be mandated to provide contraception and birth control for their employees. Interestingly, the respondents feel even organizations and businesses with strong religious objections should not be exempted.

According to the LifeWay Research survey, nearly 63 percent of American adults agree businesses should be required to provide their employees with free contraception and birth control, even if it runs counter to the owners’ religious principles. Twenty-eight percent disagree and 10 percent selected “Don’t Know.”

Earlier this year, the Obama administration set off a firestorm when the Department of Health and Human Services issued a mandate requiring all employers to provide contraception and birth control free of charge to all employees. Religious groups, led by Catholic bishops, rejected the mandate, saying it violated individual and institutional religious beliefs.

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