Next week is 40 years since the landmark abortion-rights decision Roe
v. Wade and a new poll shows the majority of people under 30 can’t name
what the case was about.
The new research coming out Wednesday from The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
shows 62 percent of Americans overall correctly identifying that the
case dealt with abortion. Another 17 percent guess incorrectly and 20
percent offer no answer for what the case was about. Awareness drops to
44 percent among those ages 18 to 29, while strong majorities of older
generations know it dealt with abortion.
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