Most Don’t Trust the Supreme Court to Make Decisions in Reproductive Health Cases
Nearly a year after the Supreme Court’s decision ending the constitutional right to an abortion, the poll finds most (58%) of the public disapproves of its job performance generally, and most don’t trust the Court’s ability to decide cases related to reproductive and sexual health.
Almost four in 10 (37%) say they trust the court “a lot” or “somewhat” to make the right decision on reproductive and sexual health, fewer than say the same about other topics such as science and technology (55%), the role of the federal government (53%), and the Affordable Care Act (49%).
Among women under 50 – the group most directly affected by the Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade – about seven in 10 (72%) say that they trust the court “not too much” or “not at all” to make decisions about reproductive and sexual health. This finding includes most (56%) Republican women under 50, as well as larger majorities of Democratic (81%) and independent (75%) women in that age group.
— Read on www.kff.org/womens-health-policy/press-release/new-kff-survey-finds-abortion-remains-key-issue-for-voters-with-democrats-holding-a-sizeable-edge-over-republicans-a-third-of-women-say-theyll-only-vote-for-someone-who-shares-their-views/