Research: Overturning Roe is Deeply Unpopular Except With Older White Evangelical Males
Two new polls have been published recently concerning The Supreme Court's Dobbs opinion overturning the right to obtain a legal abortion. They provide quite a bit of clarity regarding the public's reaction to the decision and the demographics of those that oppose and support the opinion.
A Washington Post-Schar School poll released this week found that almost two-thirds [65%] of Americans say the end of Roe v. Wade represents a “major loss of rights” for women. 58% want Congress to pass new federal legislation to protect women from state laws that criminalize abortions.
The Pew Research Center published a large study in July that examines the demographics of those that support and oppose the demise of Roe and the constitutional right to an abortion. They found that every demographic group except white evangelical Protestants oppose the Court's decision, and that men, older individuals, and those who haven't attended college were less likely to support abortion rights. On the other hand, women, college-educated individuals, younger Americans, and non-evangelical Christians overwhelmingly support a woman's right to choose.
Three other key points from Pew's research:
As you might expect, there is a wide gulf between Republicans and Democrats on the issue of abortion. 84% of Democrats support reproductive choice, while only 38% of Republicans think abortion should be legal in all or most cases.
The vast majority of Catholics support reproductive rights [60-38%].
Among racial groups, Asians are the most supportive of a woman's right to choose [78-22%].
By: Don Lam & Curated Content