A new poll shows that most Americans support the Supreme Court’s decision to restrict the use of race in college admissions. The poll, conducted by ABC News/Ipsos, found that 52% of Americans approve of the decision, while 32% disapprove and 16% don’t know.
The poll found that a large majority of Republicans, 75%, and most independents, 58%, agree with Justices John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett on race-based admissions. Just 26% of Democrats feel the same way, according to the poll.
“Most white Americans believe that people of all racial backgrounds have a fair chance to get into the college of their choice,” the Ipsos page revealing the results said. “Compare that to Black Americans, most of whom believe that Black people have an unfair disadvantage. Similarly, a significant minority of Latino Americans believes people of their ethnic group have an unfair disadvantage.”
The poll also found that there are deep divisions on the issue of affirmative action along racial and political lines. Most white people (60%) and Asian people (58%) approve of the Supreme Court’s decision, while only 25% of Black people support the decision. Hispanic people are split, with 40% approving and 40% disapproving.
The Supreme Court’s decision was a victory for conservatives who have long argued that affirmative action is a form of reverse discrimination. The decision is also likely to have a significant impact on college admissions, as it will make it more difficult for colleges to use race as a factor in admissions decisions.
The poll also discovered that more Americans than not support the Supreme Court striking down President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan last week. Forty-five percent of Americans back the Court’s decision, while 40% believe the president had the authority to forgive federally-subsidized student loans.
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