Originally published in Charisma News
President Obama is losing support among Catholics. So says a survey from the American Life League (ALL).
Only 27 percent of the Catholics surveyed support Obama. Of those surveyed, 74 percent of Catholic men over the age of 50 do not support Obama, while Obama support among Catholic men under 50 years is only 25 percent. With Catholic women over the age of 50, the president’s support is only 23 percent, with just 31 percent among Catholic women under 50 years.
American Life League speculates that such a dramatic shift may be caused by Obama’s HHS mandates and ensuing legal battle over religious freedom, as 73 percent of Catholics polled believe that the mandates violate their religious freedom.
“This nationwide survey revealed surprising results that should cause our leaders to pause and consider the consequences of their decisions and the impact it has on their constituents. Can Obama’s support among Catholics be dwindling this fast?” says Paul E. Rondeau, ALL executive director.
“One thing is certain: Catholics, like most Americans, feel strongly about their religious rights and are committed to defending their faith. Both church and national leaders should heed this notice.”