The majority of U.S. adults believe that health insurance companies should be required to cover the full cost of birth control for women, just as they do for other preventive services, according to a new survey commissioned by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

Most Democrats (86 percent) and Independents (67 percent) believe health insurers should be required to cover birth control, but Republicans are divided between those who feel insurance should (48 percent) and should not (48 percent) face this requirement.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care has mandated insurance companies do just that, but it hasn't been without controversy. Religious organizations have said any employer should be able to exclude contraception from workers' health plans because of his or her religious beliefs.

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