Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Roe vs Who?

Today is the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, but people don't know all that much about the landmark decision, at least according to a new Pew survey (more in-depth version here).

Here's the good news:  6-in-10 know Roe v. Wade is about abortion.

Here's the bad news: 1-in-5 are clueless, say they don't know at all.  The rest guess it has something to do with school desegregation (7 percent), the death penalty (5 percent), or environmental protection (5 percent).  Below is the age breakdown.  Simply put, the younger you are, the less you know.  Surprised?  Kinda makes sense, especially that 50-64 age group's superior knowledge, given that's about the right age for the decision to have happened and mattered.

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