- Four in five continue to say the decision to get an abortion should be left to women and their doctors, and a majority disapprove of the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe.
- Democrats and independents say they are more motivated now by the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe than they were in early July.
- Two in three Americans are concerned by positive outcomes for women being erased as a result of Roe being overturned.
- Three in five support Congress passing a law protecting a federal right to same-sex marriage, while an even greater seven in ten support federal protection for access to contraception.
Nearly Two in Three Americans Remain “Pro-Choice,” and a Majority Continue to Believe Abortion Should Be Legal
Majorities of Democrats (82%) and independents (56%), as well as four in ten Republicans (40%), identify as “pro-choice.” Majorities of Democrats, independents, and every racial group also continue to think abortion should be legal in all or most cases.
The Vast Majority of Americans Continue to Feel the Decision to Have an Abortion Should Be Left to Women and Their Doctors
Since mid-July, the share of independents who feel the decision “should be left to the woman and her doctor” has grown by a net 10 points (from +67 to +77).
The SCOTUS Decision on Roe Remains Deeply Unpopular and Motivation to Vote Remains High
Independents disapprove of the decision to overturn Roe by a 33-point margin, and independents and Democrats have each grown more motivated to vote in the context of Roe since early July (Democrats up 4 from 72% to 76%, independents up 3 from 44% to 47%).
Majorities of Americans Are Concerned Positive Post-Roe Outcomes Are in Jeopardy of Being Erased
Women overall and across partisanship are more concerned than their male counterparts about women’s progress being erased.