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53 percent of Americans disagree with the Supreme Court's contraception ruling

A strong majority of Americans disagree with the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of companies that objected on religious grounds to ObamaCare's contraception coverage mandate, according to a new Reuters survey.

In a poll of nearly 10,700 people conducted over the past month, 53 percent said employers should not be able to claim religious objections to determine what kinds of contraception are covered — or not covered — by their health care plans. Only 35 percent said for-profit companies should have that authority.

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the government cannot compel "closely-held" for-profit companies to cover contraceptives.