Majority of Americans Currently Approve Supreme Court’s Abortion Ruling

A year following  the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, a majority of American voters are in favor of the decision.

With Roe v. Wade being overturned, each state can currently craft its own laws concerning abortion.

The most recent Rasmussen poll discovered that 52% of likely US Voters support the court’s overturning Roe v. Wade, which includes 37% who strongly approve of the decision. 44% disapprove, which included 36% who strongly disapprove of the Court’s decision. 

Among Republican voters, 72% support the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade and 26% are against it. 63% of Democrats disapprove of the Supreme Court’s abortion decision, but 34% support it. Independent voters tend to more evenly split views on the issue, with 51% approving the court’s decision kicking abortion policy back to the states and 44% disapproving.

.59% of male voters and 46% of women voters at least somewhat back the court’s decision to reverse Roe v. Wade. 43% of women voters strongly disapprove of the Supreme Court’s decision, in addition to 28% of men.

49% of white voters, 57% of black voters, and 57% of other non-black minorities at least somewhat approve of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. 

A polarizing issue such as abortion should ultimately be decided by state and even local entities. It’s not something the federal government should legislate on. We need harder federalism to resolve these matters. 

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