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New York Catholics divided on bishops' lawsuit against HHS mandate

May 31, 2012

Only 51% of the Catholics in New York approve of the lawsuit filed by 43 Catholic dioceses and other institutions against the contraceptive mandate, according to a new Quinnipiac poll.

The survey found that 45% of the Catholics in New York do not support the lawsuit. In the general population of the state, including Catholics and others, public opinion weighs against the lawsuit by a 55-38% margin.


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  • Posted by: unum - Jun. 01, 2012 8:31 AM ET USA

    Was that 45% of active Catholics or 45% of those who claim to be "Catholics"? Remember, the opinions of inactive "Catholics" who depend on the New York Times for information don't count!

  • Posted by: Savonarola - May. 31, 2012 6:01 PM ET USA

    So, Catholics are "split"? With a majority of Catholics having voted for the pro-abortion candidate for president in 2008, let's stop the nonsense implied by the term, "Catholic vote." It does not exist.