Gender, Generation and Abortion: Shifting Politics and Perspectives After Roe

Findings from the August 2021 American Perspectives Survey

Three months after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the issue of abortion continues to garner widespread public attention. The latest American Perspectives Survey explores pre-election sentiment on abortion and other key election issues.

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Abortion, Race, and Ethnicity
Abortion, Race, and Ethnicity
As the dust settles after November’s midterm election, researchers are now able to look at the Dobbs decision’s impact on voters across the country. While significant attention has been given to the abortion views of men and women of various age groups, less notice has been paid to the similarities and differences of racial and ethnic groups.
Can Americans Find Common Ground on Abortion?
Can Americans Find Common Ground on Abortion?
Most Americans are willing to find common ground on abortion.
 A Moral Double Standard on Marital Infidelity 
 A Moral Double Standard on Marital Infidelity 
Men and women hold different views of the morality of marital infidelity depending on who commits it.
Why a Modest Decline in Religious Belief is Important
Why a Modest Decline in Religious Belief is Important
Another poll, another record broken in the country’s continuing religious descent. A new Gallup poll finds that 81 percent of Americans say that they believe in God, representing a six point drop over the last five years.
In a Post-Roe World Will Inflation Still Dominate Our Attention?
In a Post-Roe World Will Inflation Still Dominate Our Attention?
Following the leaking of a draft opinion that would overturn the Supreme Court decision Roe vs. Wade, what roll will inflation play in the 2022 midterm election?
Should Teachers or Parents Have More Influence Over Education Decisions?
Should Teachers or Parents Have More Influence Over Education Decisions?
The August 2021 American Perspectives Survey explores how much say parents and partisans believe parents, teachers, and legislators should have in deciding what is taught in public schools.

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The unsubstantiated claim of voter fraud is widely held among Republicans with nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of Republicans say the statement “there was widespread fraud in the 2020 election” is mostly or completely accurate, a view shared by only 22 percent of independents and 2 percent of Democrats.

Americans expressed greater agreement about the existence of fraud in the 2016 presidential election. Eighteen percent of Democrats, 20 percent of independents, and 27 percent of Republicans believe there was evidence of election fraud in 2016.

 

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Dating in the Trump era: How politics is changing romance | IN 60 SECONDS

Partisan politics of the Trump era have become a part of daily life, often serving as a point of contention in basic social interactions — and new survey results show that it’s affecting our dating lives as well. AEI’s Jacqueline Clemence explains.