A new Pew Research Center survey shows that most Americans disapprove of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade case last month which did away with the federal protection of abortion rights that had been in place for nearly 50 years and returned the right to states to adopt their own laws.

Out of those surveyed, 57% said they disagreed with the high court’s decision compared to 46% who supported it.

Women were disappointed with the decision 10% more of the time compared with men who were unhappy with it coming in at 62% and 52%, respectively.

When examining the breakdown as it related to political affiliation, Conservatives were much more likely than Democrats to support the court’s decision to overturn the landmark case. Seventy percent of those of identified as Republican or leaning Republican were happy with the opinion. Just 17% of Democrats agreed with overturning Roe v. Wade.


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Younger adults were much more likely to disapprove of the decision than the older generation.

Among minority groups, Asian [72% dissapprove] and black [67% dissaprove] showed the highest percentages of unfavorable views.

The survey took into account the answers of 6,174 Americans between June 17 and July 4.

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