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New Poll Shows Majority of Americans Back Scrapping Affirmative Action

According to a new poll from ABC News, a majority of Americans favor the recent Supreme Court ruling barring race-based college admissions, despite protests and comments of displeasure from college and university administrations around the nation.

After the High Court’s judgment on Thursday, a new ABC News/Ipsos survey found that 52% of Americans thought the decision to invalidate the affirmative action programs of Harvard University and the University of North Carolina was the correct one. However, 32% of Americans disagree with the choice, and 16% are unclear.

According to the survey, the majority of Republicans, 75%, and independents, 58%, concur that race-based admissions should not be allowed. These justices include John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. According to the study, only 26% of Democrats share this opinion.

Racial differences show that 58% of Asians and 60% of White individuals, respectively, believe that the choice was the appropriate one. 60% of Hispanics and 52% of Black people disagree of the Court’s ruling, respectively.

About two-thirds of Americans, according to the study, think Asian and white students have a “fair chance” of getting into the institution of their choice, compared to 50% of Hispanic students and 47% of black students.

On Thursday, the Court concluded that Harvard’s race-based admissions policies and the University of North Carolina’s Equal Protection Clause violations both violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.

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