Majority of Americans Disagree with Supreme Court Decision Against Abortion, Poll Says

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A majority of Americans disapprove of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Roe v Wade precedent and nullify the constitutional right to abortion, according to a CBS News/YouGov poll conducted Friday and Friday. Saturday (25).

A 59% majority of American adults disapprove of the deliberation, with 41% approving. About half (52%) consider the decision a step backwards for the United States, with 31% calling it a breakthrough and 17% saying it is neither.

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Among women, two-thirds (67%) disapprove of the decision. A 56% majority of the female audience say the decision will make the lives of most American women worse.

In the poll, a majority of 58% of Americans said they would be in favor of a federal law making abortion legal nationwide, while 42% said they were against it. And 64% say they would like abortion in their states to be legal in most or all cases.

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Most Americans now say they believe the Supreme Court is unlikely to end or limit same-sex marriage (57%) and access to birth control and contraception (55%).

Only 33% say they have a lot or a lot of confidence in the Supreme Court, with 23% saying they have only some confidence and 44% that they have little confidence in the Supreme Court.

The CBS News/YouGov poll questioned 1,591 adults on June 24 and 25 after the decision was released. While this is a relatively short time frame for a survey, the results provide an early look at the public’s reaction. The margin of error is three percentage points.

Source: CNN Brasil

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