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

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

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.

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.

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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