According to a Marquette Law School survey released today, fewer than one-third of Americans want to see Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that protects a pregnant woman’s right to choose reproductive healthcare without excessive government restriction, overturned.
The survey found just 20% of the public favors overturning Roe v. Wade, with 50% opposed to overturning it, and 29% saying they lacked enough information to form an opinion.
The finding is in line with a Monmouth University poll, which found that 62% of Americans believe the Supreme Court should leave the decision as it stands. Similarly, 67% of Americans who responded to a Quinnipiac University survey said they agree with Roe v. Wade.
The court is set to hear oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, a Mississippi case limiting abortion to 15 weeks. The case has alarmed abortion providers and women’s rights advocates who fear it could lead to an overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Alan is a writer, editor, and news junkie based in New York.