Majority of Americans disapprove of SCOTUS Roe vs. Wade reversal, poll finds

A 59% majority of American adults disapprove, with 41% approving. About half (52%) call the move a step backwards for America, with 31% calling it a step forward and 17% saying it’s neither.

Among women, two-thirds (67%) disapprove of the decision, with only 33% approving. A 56% majority of women say the decision will make the lives of most American women worse.

A 58% majority of Americans say they favor a federal law making abortion legal nationwide, while 42% would oppose it. And 64% say they wish abortion in their states were legal in most or all cases.

Most Americans now say they believe it is at least somewhat likely that the Supreme Court will eventually end or limit same-sex marriage (57%) and access to birth control and contraception (55 %). Only 33% say they have a great deal or a fair amount of confidence in the Supreme Court, 23% declaring that they have only some confidence and 44% have very little confidence in the Supreme Court.

The CBS News/YouGov poll polled a nationally representative sample of 1,591 adults on June 24-25 after the Supreme Court’s ruling was released. Although this is a relatively short field period for a poll, the results provide a first glimpse of public reaction. The margin of sampling error for the survey is ±3.0 points.


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