Birth Control kicks off series of Thomson Reuters/NPR Polls
Birth control is the first topic covered in a new series of monthly polls produced by a Thomson Reuters and NPR partnership. The poll, which addresses public sentiment toward contraception, uncovers some interesting results, including:
- 77 percent of respondents believe private insurance should cover most or all cost of oral contraceptives
- 74 percent believe government-subsidized insurance plans should cover birth control pills
- 78 percent said they believe the federal government should subsidize birth control and other family planning services, excluding abortion, at government-funded clinics for low-income women.
Poll results are included in Thomson Reuters library of poll results: http://healthcare.thomsonreuters.com/npr/. They are also reported by NPR’s health correspondent and blogger Scott Hensley on the health blog Shots and on air. “The polls let us delve into consumer attitudes about everything from flu vaccines to taxes on sugary drinks,” said Hensley. “The results provide a powerful and timely way to understand and explain how people view pressing health issues.”
Read more about the partnership in the press release here.