A new poll finds that most Americans under 30 don't know what the landmark Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court case was actually about.
The Washington Post informs us
of the data from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life showing that the crowd referred to as "Millennials
" are unaware of the most superficial details of the 1973 ruling that rendered abortion legal nationwide. Only 44% of them knew that the decision involved abortion. An additional 41% thought it had something to do with either the environment or the death penalty, presumably because those are likewise go-to issues people of all ages see as hotly contested. One can only speculate what the remaining 15% offered up.
The lack of awareness of the under-30s on the facts of Roe vs. Wade comes in contrast to the majority of their fellow Americans: 62% of the US population at large knew the case related to abortion.
Via The Washington Post