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Poll: 18 Percent of Evangelicals Support Health Care Bills Before Congress

Americans appear nearly divided over the health care proposals before Congress, according to a September 2009 Pew Research Center poll. Forty-two percent of Americans favor the proposals before Congress while 44 percent who oppose them.

A Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life analysis reports that just 18 percent of white evangelicals favor the bills before Congress to reform health care.

A March 2009 survey by the Pew Research Center polling found 48 percent of white evangelicals favored a government guarantee of health insurance for all citizens, even if it would mean raising taxes. The survey found that 55 percent of Catholics, 56 percent of mainline Protestants, and 72 percent of religiously unaffiliated said the same thing.

The Pew Forum compares two coalitions of religious groups have staked out opposing positions on the issue: the Faith for Health, a progressive group that backs President Barack Obama, and the Freedom Federation, a conservative group that strongly opposes what it calls "the federalization of the health care industry."

What do you think? Do you find hope in any of the health care bills before Congress?

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Posted:October 5, 2009 at 12:09PM
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