52% of Americans believe ending abortion rights is a ‘step backwards’


52 percent of Americans believe that the end of the recognition of abortion as a right at the federal level is a “step backwards” for the country, according to a survey published this Sunday.

31 percent instead think that the annulment of the 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade is a “step forward”. 17 percent of those surveyed believe it is neither a step forward nor a step back, according to the YouGov study for CBS.

59 percent are against the latest decision of the Supreme Court and 41 percent support it. In addition, more than two thirds of women, 67 percent, reject the sentence, while 33 percent support it.

56 percent consider that the Supreme Court’s decision will make their lives worse and only 16 percent believe they will be better off with this decision. 28 percent of women maintain that nothing changes.

The Supreme Court on Friday overturned by a narrow 5-4 vote the Roe v. Wade ruling that recognized abortion as a right at the federal level, so now each state will be able to legislate in this regard. As many as eleven states already ban or drastically limit abortion, and eleven more states have laws that are not yet in effect that do the same.

In addition, the 57 percent of respondents consider it likely that the Court will limit the right to same-sex marriageswhile 55 percent believe that the next step will be to limit access to contraception.

The study is based on 1,591 interviews conducted between June 24 and 25, after the historic ruling of the Supreme Court. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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