A Fortnight of Facts About Religious Liberty

A Fortnight of Facts About Religious Liberty

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A ‘set-the-record-straight’ post from the Washington Post’s Figuring Faith blog:

U.S. Catholic bishops have launched the “Fortnight for Freedom,” a response to what they claim are encroachments by the Obama administration on their religious liberty, the most well-known of which is a mandate which requires all employers (including religiously affiliated organizations) to provide birth control to their employees at no cost through their insurance plans.

Given the recent abundance of competing rhetoric about how the general public perceives religious liberty, and whether the public — and particularly rank and file Catholics — believe that religious liberty is threatened today, the following “Fortnight of Facts” covering the current state of public opinion about religious liberty can provide some context for understanding these debates.

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