Due to centuries of systemic racism and economic injustices, Latino and Black communities will be most harmed by the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe.
Washington, D.C. — As the country confronts the post-Roe v Wade reality, a new CBS poll shows that 72% of Black adults and 68% of Latino adults oppose the court's ruling. Last week, a poll conducted by Change Research and Voto Latino showed that over two-thirds of Latinos in battleground states support the right to an abortion in all or most cases. Support for abortion rights is particularly strong with women and people under the age of 35. Nearly two-thirds (64%) of Latinos are more motivated to vote in November after the Supreme Court decision, and 52% are much more motivated.
A recent Atlanta-Journal Constitution poll found that abortion bans are deeply unpopular in the battleground state of Georgia among Black voters; 87% of Black voters in the state oppose the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe and 74% are against Georgia’s abortion ban.
Statement from Amanda Matos, senior director of constituency campaigns, Planned Parenthood Votes:
“For too long, Latino and Black voters have had to fight for all of our rights – the right to control our own bodies and futures, vote, live in safe communities free from gun violence and police brutality, and more. We have always stood on the side of freedom. Latino and Black communities will feel the disproportionate impact of the Supreme Court overturning Roe and we know what’s at stake for our reproductive freedom this election cycle. We’re facing attacks on our rights and lives from multiple fronts, but we will never stop fighting for our communities. We remain motivated and energized. This November we’re going to show up and show out for the candidates who will protect all of our rights, including the right to a safe and legal abortion.”
This new polling is in line with historical trends and multiple recent polls that show that Latino and Black voters overwhelmingly support abortion rights:
CBS (Conducted June 24-25, 2022)
- 72% of Black adults and 68% of Latino adults oppose Roe being overturned
Axios/Ipsos Latino(Conducted June 9-18, 2022)
- Half of Latino Americans agree that abortion should be legal
- Seven in ten Latino Americans (71%) oppose making all abortions illegal at any time under any circumstance
Voto Latino/Change Research (Conducted June 2-7, 2022)
- Over two-thirds (68%) of Latinos in battleground states support the right to an abortion in all or most cases. Support for abortion rights is particularly strong with women and those under the age of 35.
- Nearly two-thirds (64%) of Latinos are more motivated to vote in November after the Supreme Court decision and 52% are much more motivated.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Conducted January 2022)
- 87% of Black voters in Georgia oppose overturning Roe.
- 74% of Black voters are against Georgia’s abortion ban.
Navigator (Conducted September 9-13, 2021)
- A majority of Hispanic voters (56%) had a favorable opinion of Roe v Wade.
- 62% of Hispanic voters said they trust Biden more than the Republican party to protect the right to abortion.
- 74% of African-American respondents said they trust Biden more than the Republican party to protect the right to abortion.
Public Policy Polling (Conducted August 19-20, 2020)
- 94% of African-Americans and 89% of Hispanic and Latinx voters support reproductive freedom and access to abortion and believe the government should not prevent a woman from making that decision for herself.
- 88% of African-Americans and 86% of Hispanic and Latinx voters agree that decisions on pregnancy should be made by women.
- (Conducted October 31-November 13, 2019) More than 70% of Latina voters support access to safe and legal abortion in 2022 battleground states like Nevada.
- (Conducted July 8-29, 2019) A nearly two-to-one majority of Latinos across all battleground states agreed that "women's health care decisions, including abortion, should be made by her privately along with her doctors, family, and her own beliefs."
Planned Parenthood Votes is an independent expenditure political committee registered with the Federal Election Committee.