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(RNS) The year 2013 ushered in a number of data milestones in American public opinion on issues such as same-sex marriage and personal freedoms.


  1. A majority of the public said that the federal government threatens their personal rights and freedoms. I would say the majority of attacks are against women’s personal rights and freedoms, with attacks against the contraception mandate and the massive amounts of anti-abortion legislature in 2013.

    • Deb,
      There is no “personal right” to have someone else provide you with free contraception or an abortion. Someone objecting to a law that mandates that someone else pay for that stuff is not an attack on any woman’s freedom.

  2. FYI… That over 40 million immigrants live in the U.S. is not a “milestone in American public opinion.” It’s a fact.

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