|Roe v. Wade at 40: Most Oppose Overturning Abortion Decision |
As the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision approaches, the public remains opposed to completely overturning the historic ruling on abortion. A new poll by the Pew Research Center finds that more than six-in-ten (63%) say they would not like to see the court completely overturn the decision. Only about three-in-ten (29%) would like to see the ruling overturned. These opinions are little changed from surveys conducted 10 and 20 years ago. And while most Americans (62%) know that Roe v. Wade dealt with abortion, just 44% of people under age 30 know this. |
The poll report is part of a new Pew Forum research package on abortion, which also includes:
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- A slideshow on how opinion differs among various demographic groups
- A discussion of the legal issues
- A summary of religious groups' positions
|JAN. 16 - THE WASHINGTON POST|
Forty years after Roe v. Wade, most under 30 don't know case was about abortion
An article explores findings from the Pew Forum's new poll on the American public's views of Roe v. Wade. Less than half (44%) of those under 30 knew that the landmark case dealt with abortion.
|JAN. 13 - NPR|
Losing our religion: The growth of the 'nones'
NPR's Morning Edition talks to Pew Forum Senior Researcher Greg Smith about findings from the Forum's October report on the growing number of Americans who do not identify with any religion. One-fifth of the U.S. public, including a third of adults under 30, are religiously unaffiliated today.
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