The U.S. Supreme Court is seen on June 29, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

According to a recent ABC News/Ipsos poll using Ipsos’ KnowledgePanel, the majority of Americans support the Supreme Court decision banning the use of race as a criterion for college admissions, despite differences in opinion on other controversial decisions and a growing perception that the court is more motivated by politics than by the law.

In disputes questioning whether public and private colleges and universities may continue to consider race as one criterion among many in student admissions, the Supreme Court placed new restrictions on affirmative action programmes on Thursday.

52% of Americans support the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to limit the use of race as a criterion for college admissions, compared to 32% who oppose and 16% who are unsure.

Republicans (75%) and independents (58%) support the decision in large majorities, while Democrats (26%) support it in a far smaller number.

President Joe Biden speaks about his plans for continued student debt relief after a U.S. Supreme Court decision blocking his plan to cancel $430 billion in student loan debt, at the White House, June 30, 2023.

Additionally, there are significant gaps between racial groupings. The Supreme Court’s decision to limit the use of race in college admissions is supported by the majority of white people (60%) and Asian people (58%) but just 25% of Black people. 40% of Hispanics approve and 40% disapprove, respectively.

Even still, fewer people believe Black and Hispanic students have a fair chance of enrolling in the institution of their choosing than do their white and Asian counterparts, despite the fact that the majority of Americans support the decision to remove affirmative action in colleges. In comparison to only 47% who think this about Black kids and 50% for Hispanic pupils, roughly two-thirds of Americans believe that white and Asian children have a fair shot.

A majority of Americans – 53% – feel that the nation’s top court rules primarily on the basis of their party political perspective rather than the basis of the law (33%), while 14% say they are unsure as the Supreme Court has completed its term and is taking a summer holiday.

Democrats (76%) and Independents (51%) are far more likely than Republicans (36%), who feel that the Supreme Court rules primarily on the basis of their political partisanship.

These margins differ from a January 2022 ABC News/Ipsos survey in which 38% of Americans thought that the justices made decisions primarily based on the law, while 43% said thatThe court makes decisions based on its political stances.

In the same week that the Supreme Court essentially banned racial action in college admissions, the court also rejected President Joe Biden’s plan to cancel more than 43 million American borrowers’ student loan debt.

According to a recent poll by ABC News and Ipsos, 45% of Americans agree with the Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate Biden’s student loan forgiveness programme, while 40% disagree.

Compared to 71% of Republicans and 49% of Independents, only 17% of Democrats backed the Supreme Court’s ruling.

Age differences in opinions on this choice also exist, with older Americans being more inclined to agree. 64 percent of those aged 65 and over agree with the choice, compared to 50 percent of those aged 50 to 64, 40 percent of31% of those under 30 and people aged 30-49.

“I am aware that the Court’s judgement on student debt today has left millions of Americans in our nation feeling frustrated, angry, and even disappointed. And I have to say, I do too,” Biden remarked on Friday in response to the choice.

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The president assured the American people on Friday that he is continuing to pursue debt forgiveness through the Higher Education Act despite the Supreme Court’s rejection of Biden’s debt relief proposal.

Miguel Cardona, the education secretary, is said to have started the regulatory process for this new debt relief effort, although it’s not clear who would.determine if they will withstand any legal challenges, how much relief they will receive, etc.

This week, the Supreme Court rendered another historic decision, siding with an evangelical Christian website designer in a dispute over whether creative firms can refuse to service LGBTQ+ consumers while asserting their First Amendment right to free expression.

In the most recent ABC/Ipsos survey, Americans were almost evenly divided on this choice, with 43% of respondents supporting it, 42% opposing it, and 14% stating they didn’t know.

Again, there was a significant difference in how respondents perceived the opinion based on how they identified politically.

Comparatively, only 15% of Democrats support the choice, while 68% of Republicans and 49% of Independents do. People under 50, Black people, and women were also less inclined to support this choice.

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