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									Maurice Carroll, Director,
Quinnipiac University Polling Institute
(203) 582-5334

Rubenstein Associates, Inc.
Public Relations
Contact: Pat Smith (212) 843-8026
  FOR RELEASE: MAY 31, 2012

   NEW YORKERS BACK CARDINAL, BUT SAY CHURCH TOO INVOLVED,
              QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL FINDS;
    CATHOLICS FOLLOW CHURCH ON SOME, BUT NOT ALL, ISSUES
  With a large Democratic-Republican split, New York State voters approve 38 – 25 percent,
  including 63 – 19 percent among Catholics, of the way New York Archbishop Timothy Cardinal
  Dolan is leading Catholics in the state, according to a Quinnipiac University poll release today.
  Another 37 percent of all voters, including 18 percent of Catholics, are undecided.
          Approval for Cardinal Dolan is 59 – 11 percent among Republicans and 38 – 25 percent
  among independent voters, while Democrats disapprove by a narrow 33 – 27 percent, the
  independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Men approve 41 – 24 percent
  while women approve 36 – 26 percent. Protestants approve 33 – 23 percent while Jews are
  divided with 21 percent approving and 26 percent disapproving.
          Catholic Church leaders are “too involved” in politics, 43 percent of New York State
  voters say, while 11 percent say “not involved enough” and 32 percent say Church involvement
  is “about right.” Among Catholics, 43 percent say “about right,” with 33 percent saying “too
  involved” and 17 percent saying “not involved enough.”
          Voters disapprove 55 – 38 percent of lawsuits by Catholic institutions challenging the
  Obama Administration on the birth control insurance issue. Catholics approve of the Church
  lawsuits 51 – 45 percent.
          In the presidential matchup, President Barack Obama leads Gov. Mitt Romney, the
  Republican challenger, 56 – 31 percent in New York State. Catholic voters split 44 – 44 percent,
  while the president leads 55 – 31 percent among Protestants and 72 – 24 percent among Jews.
          “How times have changed. Once upon a time, Democrats and Catholics were one and the
  same. Now Democratic voters think the Catholic Church is too involved in New York politics
  and they give New York’s assertive new cardinal low marks,” said Maurice Carroll, director of
  the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
                                                 -more-
Quinnipiac University Poll/May 31, 2012 – page 2
       “Overall, Timothy Cardinal Dolan has modest job-approval numbers,” Carroll added.
       New York State voters approve 58 – 39 percent of the job President Obama is doing.
Catholics disapprove 51 – 46 percent. Approval is 59 – 38 percent among Protestants and
70 – 27 percent among Jews.
       These voters are nuanced in their opinions of insurance coverage of birth control:
      Voters say 77 – 19 percent, including 69 – 27 percent among Catholics, that insurance
       plans should cover birth control as preventive care for women;
      Voters say 58 – 39 percent that the federal government should require private employers
       to offer free birth control as part of their health insurance benefit. Catholics are divided,
       with 48 percent in support and 50 percent opposed;
      Voters oppose 50 – 45 percent having the federal government require religious-affiliated
       employers to offer free birth control. Catholics are opposed 60 – 36 percent;
      Artificial birth control is not wrong, New York State voters say 83 – 10 percent,
       including 79 – 14 percent among Catholics.
       Voters support same-sex marriage 54 – 37 percent. Among Catholics, 48 percent support
same-sex marriage while 44 percent are opposed.
       New York State voters approve 52 – 39 percent of Obama’s handling of same-sex
marriage, but Catholics disapprove 50 – 42 percent.
       “Should health insurance cover contraception? Overwhelmingly, New Yorkers,
including Catholics, say yes. Should government require such coverage? The numbers are still
positive, but they shrink,” Carroll said. “Should religious institutions be required to provide that
insurance? Narrowly, New Yorkers say no. On this one, Catholics back Church leaders.
       “New Yorkers don’t like those Catholic lawsuits against the Obama Administration’s
insurance mandate, with Democrats leading the opposition and Catholics narrowly backing the
Church. Is birth control okay? Of course, New Yorkers say. The numbers aren’t even close.”
       From May 22 – 28, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,504 New York State voters with a
margin of error of +/- 2.5 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.
       The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public
opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia
and the nation as a public service and for research.
For more data or RSS feed– http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or
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1. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were
Barack Obama the Democrat and Mitt Romney the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men   Wom   Wht   Blk    His

Obama               56%       14%       89%    43%        52%   59%   46%   90%    73%
Romney              31        76         6     33         35    28    41     2     12
SMONE ELSE(VOL)      2         1         1      4          3     2     2     -      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)     3         1         1      6          4     2     2     2      3
DK/NA                8         7         4     13          6    10     8     6      9

                     WHITE...............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv Miltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No  HsHld

Obama               58%       38%       38%    36%        46%   47%   14%   40%    45%
Romney              31        48        48     51         43    39    66    47     44
SMONE ELSE(VOL)      1         3         2      3          3     2     4     2      4
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)     2         2         1      1          3     2     3     1      1
DK/NA                7         9        10      9          6    10    12     9      6

                     COLLEGE DEG        ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME       AGE IN YEARS.....
                     Yes    No          <30K 30-50 50-100 >100        18-34 35-54 55+

Obama               62%       52%       61%    57%        53%   55%   67%   53%    52%
Romney              28        33        21     33         35    37    21    32     36
SMONE ELSE(VOL)      1         3         4      1          1     2     1     3      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)     2         3         3      3          2     1     5     3      2
DK/NA                7         9        11      5          9     5     7     9      8

                     Prot     Cath      Jew

Obama               55%       44%       72%
Romney              31        44        24
SMONE ELSE(VOL)      2         4         -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)     2         1         2
DK/NA               10         7         3

TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack
Obama the Democrat and Mitt Romney the Republican, for whom would you vote?
(2011 wording referenced "2012 election")

                     May 31    Apr 05     Feb 15     Dec 21
                     2012      2012       2012       2011

Obama               56         56         52         53
Romney              31         33         35         35
SMONE ELSE(VOL)      2          2          2          3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)     3          3          4          2
DK/NA                8          7          7          7




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2. Is your opinion of Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough
about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His

Favorable            57%    16%    86%    52%    53%        61%        48%     90%   72%
Unfavorable          37     77     10     42     41         33         46       4    20
Hvn't hrd enough      3      4      3      2      2          4          3       4     6
REFUSED               3      2      1      4      3          2          2       1     2

                     WHITE...............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv Miltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No  HsHld

Favorable            62%    39%    41%    38%    45%        51%        23%     44%   44%
Unfavorable          35     54     52     56     49         43         72      51    51
Hvn't hrd enough      1      4      4      3      2          4          4       3     2
REFUSED               2      3      3      2      3          2          1       2     3

                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME             AGE IN YEARS.....
                     Yes    No     <30K 30-50 50-100 >100              18-34 35-54 55+

Favorable            65%    53%    62%    61%    56%        57%        64%     56%   55%
Unfavorable          32     40     30     37     36         42         29      38    40
Hvn't hrd enough      1      5      5      1      5          1          5       3     2
REFUSED               2      3      3      2      3          -          2       3     3

TREND: Is your opinion of Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough
about him?
                                                            FAVORABLE.....
                                                            High    Low
                     May 31 Jan 18 Dec 24 Jun 11 Apr 18 Dec 24 Feb 14
                     2012    2009    2008   2008    2008    2008    2007

Favorable            57      71      74     55         50         74         44
Unfavorable          37      11      12     28         31         12          9
Hvn't hrd enough      3      16      11     14         18         11         46
REFUSED               3       2       2      3          1          2          1

3. Is your opinion of Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about
him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His

Favorable            29%    65%    10%    31%    34%        25%        36%      7%   15%
Unfavorable          47     12     67     43     45         49         42      55    54
Hvn't hrd enough     21     21     20     24     20         23         19      34    26
REFUSED               3      2      3      2      2          4          2       3     4

                     WHITE...............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv Miltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No  HsHld

Favorable            31%    39%    41%    44%    38%        34%        48%     42%   39%
Unfavorable          53     35     37     31     42         43         23      36    40
Hvn't hrd enough     14     23     19     22     18         21         25      19    19
REFUSED               2      3      3      2      2          3          3       3     2

                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME             AGE IN YEARS.....
                     Yes    No     <30K 30-50 50-100 >100              18-34 35-54 55+

Favorable            29%    29%    17%    31%    34%        36%        19%     28%   35%
Unfavorable          54     42     48     43     47         51         43      49    47
Hvn't hrd enough     15     25     31     23     17         12         36      22    15
REFUSED               2      3      4      3      3          2          2       1     4

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TREND: Is your opinion of Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough
about him?

                     May 31    Oct 3     Jun 20     Apr 5      Feb 14
                     2012      2007      2007       2007       2007

Favorable            29        22        17         14         13
Unfavorable          47        28        22         16         14
Hvn't hrd enough     21        48        60         69         72
REFUSED               3         2         2          1          1


4. Compared to past presidential elections, how would you describe your level of
enthusiasm about voting in this year's presidential election; are you more enthusiastic
than usual, less enthusiastic, or about the same as usual?

                     Tot      Rep      Dem    Ind        Men        Wom   Wht   Blk    His

More                 27%      35%      25%    22%        29%        25%   26%   35%    21%
Less                 24       23       18     31         22         25    27    15     15
About the same       48       41       56     46         48         49    46    50     62
DK/NA                 1        1        1      2          1          1     1     1      1

                     WHITE...............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv Miltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No  HsHld

More                 28%      25%      23%    29%        30%        23%   27%   27%    34%
Less                 22       30       26     26         25         29    28    27     22
About the same       49       43       50     44         44         48    43    45     42
DK/NA                 -        2        1      1          1          1     2     2      1

                     COLLEGE DEG       ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME            AGE IN YEARS.....
                     Yes    No         <30K 30-50 50-100 >100             18-34 35-54 55+

More                 28%      26%      24%    27%        29%        29%   20%   25%    32%
Less                 21       25       27     24         21         23    21    24     25
About the same       51       47       49     48         49         47    59    49     42
DK/NA                 1        1        1      1          1          1     1     2      1




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15. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind        Men        Wom        Wht    Blk    His

Approve              58%    19%    89%    47%        53%        63%     48%       94%   76%
Disapprove           39     80     10     47         44         34      49         5    18
DK/NA                 3      2      1      6          3          3       3         1     6

                     WHITE...............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv Miltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No  HsHld

Approve              60%    39%    44%    38%        44%        51%     22%       43%   44%
Disapprove           37     57     54     60         52         46      75        54    53
DK/NA                 3      3      2      3          4          3       3         3     3

                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME                 AGE IN YEARS.....
                     Yes    No     <30K 30-50 50-100 >100                  18-34 35-54 55+

Approve              64%    54%    64%    59%        58%        55%     69%       55%   55%
Disapprove           34     42     30     40         41         43      30        41    42
DK/NA                 3      3      6      1          1          2       1         4     3

                     Prot   Cath   Jew

Approve              59%    46%    70%
Disapprove           38     51     27
DK/NA                 3      3      3

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as
President?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     May 31 Apr 05 Feb 15 Dec 21 Oct 26 Feb 19 Aug 12
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2009    2011

Approve              58      56      50         50         50         72         45
Disapprove           39      38      46         45         45         17         49
DK/NA                 3       6       5          5          5         10          6


16. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New York State
today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very
dissatisfied?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His

Very satisfied        6%     4%    10%     3%         5%         7%      5%       11%   11%
Smwht satisfied      46     30     60     42         46         47      42        60    55
Smwht dissatisfied   28     37     21     32         29         28      31        21    21
Very dissatisfied    18     27      9     21         19         17      21         7    13
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1          1          1       1         1     -

                     UpStat NYC    Sub

Very satisfied        4%    10%     5%
Smwht satisfied      41     52     47
Smwht dissatisfied   30     25     29
Very dissatisfied    24     11     19
DK/NA                 -      2      -




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TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New York State
today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very
dissatisfied?
                                                             VERY+SMWHT SAT
                                                             High    Low
                     May 31 Feb 15 Dec 20 Oct 26 Sep 20 Feb 25 Jun 23
                     2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    1998    2010

Very satisfied        6         3          3          4          2         13          1
Smwht satisfied      46        39         39         30         34         60         18
Smwht dissatisfied   28        33         35         34         33         20         33
Very dissatisfied    18        25         23         31         31          7         47
DK/NA                 1         -          1          1          -          1          1


17. Currently, Democrats control the New York State Assembly and Republicans control the
New York State Senate. After the election in November, would you prefer that the Democrats
control both houses of the legislature, the Republicans control both houses of the
legislature, or would you prefer that control is split as it is today?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom        Wht    Blk   His

Democrats            38%       2%       69%    24%        35%        41%    32%       60%    47%
Republicans          20       56         1     18         24         16     26         1      5
Split                37       39        27     51         37         37     37        37     45
DK/NA                 5        3         3      8          4          6      5         2      4

                     UpStat NYC         Sub

Democrats            28%      50%       34%
Republicans          23       11        28
Split                43       34        34
DK/NA                 5        5         5

TREND: Currently, Democrats control the New York State Assembly and Republicans control
the New York State Senate. After the election in November, would you prefer that the
Democrats control both houses of the legislature, the Republicans control both houses of
the legislature, or would you prefer that control is split as it is today?

                     May 31    Feb 15
                     2012      2012

Democrats            38        31
Republicans          20        21
Split                37        41
DK/NA                 5         6




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19. Do you approve or disapprove of the way New York Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan is
leading Catholics in New York State?

                      Tot    Rep    Dem   Ind    Men    Wom    Wht     Blk   His

Approve               38%    59%    27%   38%    41%    36%    40%     35%   41%
Disapprove            25     11     33    25     24     26     24      28    26
DK/NA                 37     30     40    37     35     38     36      37    34

                                          WHITE......   ATTEND SRVCS
                      Prot   Cath   Jew   Prot   Cath   Weekly Less

Approve               33%    63%    21%   30%    65%    55%    32%
Disapprove            23     19     26    19     20     15     30
DK/NA                 43     18     53    51     16     30     39

                      COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                      Yes    No     18-34 35-54 55+     <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Approve               30%    43%    30%   40%    41%    35%    42%     37%   41%
Disapprove            30     22     29    26     24     21     22      31    27
DK/NA                 40     35     41    34     35     43     36      32    32


20. Do you think Catholic Church leaders are too involved in politics, not involved enough
in politics, or is their involvement in politics about right?

                      Tot    Rep    Dem   Ind    Men    Wom    Wht     Blk   His

Too involved          43%    22%    57%   41%    42%    44%    43%     54%   37%
Not involved enough   11     16      8    11     12     10     10       9    18
About right           32     51     20    37     36     29     34      30    32
DK/NA                 13     12     15    11     10     17     13       7    13

                                          WHITE......   ATTEND SRVCS
                      Prot   Cath   Jew   Prot   Cath   Weekly Less

Too involved          42%    33%    54%   39%    33%    29%    50%
Not involved enough   10     17      6    10     14     17      9
About right           32     43     13    33     46     39     29
DK/NA                 16      7     26    17      6     15     12

                      COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                      Yes    No     18-34 35-54 55+     <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Too involved          49%    40%    46%   43%    44%    37%    44%     49%   47%
Not involved enough    8     13     12    11     11     16     10       9     9
About right           30     33     33    33     31     27     33      33    34
DK/NA                 13     14      9    13     15     20     13       9    10




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24. In general, do you support or oppose same-sex marriage?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom        Wht    Blk     His

Support              54%      32%       69%    52%        51%        57%    57%       45%      50%
Oppose               37       60        24     37         41         34     35        41       42
DK/NA                 9        8         7     11          9          9      8        14        9

                                               WHITE......           ATTEND SRVCS
                     Prot     Cath      Jew    Prot   Cath           Weekly Less

Support              45%      48%       85%    46%        48%        34%    63%
Oppose               45       44        11     47         42         57     28
DK/NA                10        8         3      7          9          9      9

                     COLLEGE DEG        AGE IN YEARS.....            ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No          18-34 35-54 55+              <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Support              68%      46%       68%    57%        46%        48%    47%       53%      68%
Oppose               24       45        24     36         44         43     46        40       24
DK/NA                 8       10         8      7         10         10      7         7        8


25. Do you think same-sex couples should be allowed legally to marry, should be allowed
legally to form civil unions but not marry, or should not be allowed to obtain legal
recognition of their relationships?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom        Wht    Blk     His

Marry                51%      29%       66%    49%        50%        53%    53%       40%      53%
Civil unions         32       50        21     31         32         31     34        34       24
No recognition       12       16         8     13         14         10      9        16       19
DK/NA                 6        5         5      6          5          6      4        10        5

                                               WHITE......           ATTEND SRVCS
                     Prot     Cath      Jew    Prot   Cath           Weekly Less

Marry                39%      43%       82%    40%        42%        30%    61%
Civil unions         37       42        12     43         45         41     28
No recognition       15       12         5     12         10         22      7
DK/NA                 9        3         1      5          4          8      4

                     COLLEGE DEG        AGE IN YEARS.....            ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No          18-34 35-54 55+              <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Marry                62%      45%       67%    54%        42%        50%    44%       50%      63%
Civil unions         26       35        22     30         38         22     38        38       30
No recognition        7       14         8     12         13         21     11         9        4
DK/NA                 4        6         3      4          7          7      7         3        3

TREND: Do you think same-sex couples should be allowed legally to marry, should be allowed
legally to form civil unions but not marry, or should not be allowed to obtain legal
recognition of their relationships?

                     May 31    Jun 23     May 14     Apr 07     Jun 12     Dec 12     Jun 19
                     2012      2009       2009       2009       2008       2007       2007

Marry                51        46         40         41         42         40         35
Civil unions         32        27         29         33         31         29         35
No recognition       12        20         23         19         21         23         22
DK/NA                 6         7          7          7          6          8          8



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26. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the issue of
same-sex marriage?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht     Blk   His

Approve              52%    23%    71%    48%    48%    56%    51%     58%   54%
Disapprove           39     69     20     44     44     34     41      33    36
DK/NA                 9      8      9      8      8     10      9       9    10

                     WHITE...............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv Miltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No  HsHld

Approve              63%    42%    42%    40%    46%    55%    15%     46%   46%
Disapprove           32     47     47     51     46     36     73      45    45
DK/NA                 5     12     11      9      8     10     12       9     9

                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME     AGE IN YEARS.....
                     Yes    No     <30K 30-50 50-100 >100      18-34 35-54 55+

Approve              62%    46%    50%    54%    52%    58%    64%     52%   48%
Disapprove           32     43     39     38     42     39     30      41    42
DK/NA                 5     11     12      8      6      3      6       7    10

                     Prot   Cath   Jew

Approve              49%    42%    73%
Disapprove           42     50     23
DK/NA                 9      9      4


27. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling the issue of
same-sex marriage?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht     Blk   His

Approve              42%    25%    57%    37%    44%    40%    42%     41%   43%
Disapprove           29     49     15     33     32     25     30      25    26
DK/NA                29     26     28     30     23     34     28      34    32

                                          WHITE......   ATTEND SRVCS
                     Prot   Cath   Jew    Prot   Cath   Weekly Less

Approve              37%    35%    68%    32%    35%    25%    49%
Disapprove           33     37     14     37     38     44     22
DK/NA                30     28     18     31     27     31     28

                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-34 35-54 55+      <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Approve              53%    36%    46%    45%    41%    32%    39%     44%   57%
Disapprove           20     33     19     28     34     32     32      30    22
DK/NA                27     31     35     27     26     36     29      26    21




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36. Do you think that health insurance plans should cover birth control as preventive care
for women or not?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht     Blk   His

Yes                  77%    59%    92%    73%    71%    82%    73%     88%   88%
No                   19     37      6     23     24     15     23      10     9
DK/NA                 3      4      2      4      4      3      3       3     3

                                          WHITE......   ATTEND SRVCS
                     Prot   Cath   Jew    Prot   Cath   Weekly Less

Yes                  77%    69%    88%    70%    65%    63%    84%
No                   20     27     11     25     32     31     14
DK/NA                 3      4      1      4      3      5      2

                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-34 35-54 55+      <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Yes                  82%    75%    86%    81%    70%    79%    78%     78%   78%
No                   16     21     12     17     26     17     19      21    20
DK/NA                 2      4      2      3      4      4      3       2     2


37. Do you think the federal government should require private employers to offer free
birth control coverage as part of their health insurance benefit plans or not?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht     Blk   His

Yes                  58%    32%    76%    54%    49%    65%    51%     83%   75%
No                   39     66     19     43     47     32     46      15    19
DK/NA                 3      1      5      3      4      3      3       2     6

                                          WHITE......   ATTEND SRVCS
                     Prot   Cath   Jew    Prot   Cath   Weekly Less

Yes                  55%    48%    70%    44%    41%    42%    65%
No                   41     50     27     51     57     54     33
DK/NA                 4      2      4      4      2      4      3

                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-34 35-54 55+      <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Yes                  62%    55%    70%    60%    50%    62%    57%     61%   56%
No                   36     41     28     38     45     35     41      37    43
DK/NA                 2      4      2      2      5      4      1       2     1




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38. Do you think the federal government should require religiously affiliated employers to
offer free birth control coverage as part of their health insurance benefit plans or not?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht     Blk   His

Yes                  45%    24%    63%    38%    38%    51%    40%     61%   68%
No                   50     73     30     58     58     42     56      33    24
DK/NA                 5      2      7      4      4      7      4       6     7

                                          WHITE......   ATTEND SRVCS
                     Prot   Cath   Jew    Prot   Cath   Weekly Less

Yes                  43%    36%    64%    34%    29%    31%    51%
No                   52     60     32     62     68     63     44
DK/NA                 5      4      4      4      3      6      5

                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-34 35-54 55+      <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Yes                  50%    42%    56%    45%    41%    51%    39%     48%   44%
No                   46     52     40     52     53     42     54      49    55
DK/NA                 4      6      4      4      7      7      8       3     1


39. As you may know, Catholic dioceses, schools, and social service agencies have filed
lawsuits challenging the Obama administration's rule that their employees receive coverage
for contraception in their health insurance policies. Do you approve or disapprove of
these lawsuits?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht     Blk   His

Approve              38%    60%    23%    42%    46%    31%    42%     29%   30%
Disapprove           55     37     69     51     48     62     53      59    62
DK/NA                 7      3      8      7      6      7      5      12     8

                                          WHITE......   ATTEND SRVCS
                     Prot   Cath   Jew    Prot   Cath   Weekly Less

Approve              37%    51%    27%    43%    56%    47%    35%
Disapprove           54     45     69     52     41     45     60
DK/NA                 9      4      4      5      3      8      5

                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-34 35-54 55+      <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Approve              33%    41%    31%    39%    41%    31%    39%     40%   43%
Disapprove           62     51     64     54     52     60     55      55    53
DK/NA                 6      7      5      7      7      9      5       5     4




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40. Do you think it is wrong or not wrong to use artificial birth control methods, also
known as contraceptives?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem       Ind        Men   Wom   Wht      Blk   His

Yes, wrong           10%      13%        9%       12%        11%   10%    8%      16%   17%
No, not wrong        83       78        87        83         84    83    86       79    81
DK/NA                 6        9         4         5          6     6     6        5     2

                                                  WHITE......      ATTEND SRVCS
                     Prot     Cath      Jew       Prot   Cath      Weekly Less

Yes, wrong           10%      14%        7%        6%        12%   16%    8%
No, not wrong        84       79        90        90         79    74    88
DK/NA                 6        8         3         4          8    10     4

                     COLLEGE DEG        AGE IN YEARS.....          ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No          18-34 35-54 55+            <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Yes, wrong            7%      13%       12%        9%        11%   15%   11%       8%    7%
No, not wrong        89       80        85        87         81    79    81       87    92
DK/NA                 4        7         3         4          8     6     8        4     2

41. Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in
most cases or illegal in all cases?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem       Ind        Men   Wom   Wht      Blk   His

Legal all cases      30%      17%       37%       26%        29%   30%   26%      37%   35%
Legal most cases     37       27        41        40         39    35    39       36    36
Illegal most cases   19       39        10        19         20    18    22       14    12
Illegal all cases    10       13         8         9          7    12     8        9    16
DK/NA                 5        4         4         5          5     5     5        4     1

                                                  WHITE......      ATTEND SRVCS
                     Prot     Cath      Jew       Prot   Cath      Weekly Less

Legal all cases      22%      22%       58%       17%        20%   14%   36%
Legal most cases     38       35        28        44         35    28    42
Illegal most cases   23       24        10        26         27    32    13
Illegal all cases    10       15         1         7         14    20     5
DK/NA                 7        5         3         6          5     6     4

                     COLLEGE DEG        AGE IN YEARS.....          ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No          18-34 35-54 55+            <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Legal all cases      36%      26%       35%       34%        23%   24%   27%      33%   34%
Legal most cases     39       36        39        34         39    34    41       38    42
Illegal most cases   15       21        19        18         19    18    19       22    17
Illegal all cases     7       11         6         9         13    15     9        6     6
DK/NA                 3        6         1         5          6     9     4        2     2

TREND: Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in
most cases or illegal in all cases?

                     May 31    Jun 22     Feb 9         Mar 18
                     2012      2006       2005          2003

Legal all cases      30        28         25            32
Legal most cases     37        41         37            34
Illegal most cases   19        18         20            16
Illegal all cases    10         7         11            13
DK/NA                 5         7          8             5

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