According to more than 50% of respondents in a recent survey, the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is a “step backward” for the United States, The Hill reported.
52 percent of respondents to the CBS News/YouGov survey conducted on Sunday felt the move was a “step backward,” while 31 percent said it was a “step forward.” 17 % of respondents claimed it was neither.
Overall, according to the survey, 59 percent of respondents disagree and 41 percent favor of the decision. 67 percent of the women polled disapproved of the decision, while only 33 percent supported it.
56 percent of the survey’s female participants thought the court’s ruling will negatively impact their lives, compared to only 16 percent who said it will positively impact their lives. Women stated that it won’t make a difference 28% of the time.
In a 5-4 ruling on Friday, the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade, leaving it up to the individual states to decide whether to outlaw the operation or place more stringent limitations on it.
The decision, which caused protests across the country, was also measured in the latest study, and those who support it, particularly conservatives and white evangelicals, reported feeling “both hopeful and joyful.”
According to pollsters, many voters who disagree with the result have stated that they are “upset, furious, and many add afraid.” They observed that, in contrast to males who support the choice, women who disagree with it express their feelings more frequently.
The majority of respondents (57%) said that the court will likely restrict same-sex unions next, while 55% predicted that the justices would restrict access to contraception.
Following the decision, a survey of 1,591 persons was conducted from June 24 to 25. Its error margin is three percentage points.