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UMass Poll Assesses Americans’ Views On Affirmative Action And Sentiment Regarding Potential Supreme Court Reforms

UMass Amherst poll conducted a few months ago (after Thomas’ trips financed by Crow first came to light) asked whether the Supreme Court should have a formal code of ethics like other federal courts. The University of Massachusetts Amherst Poll found that Americans are of two minds when it comes to the policy of affirmative action. A plurality of Americans – 42% – agree that the policy should be discontinued and race and ethnicity should no longer factor into such decisions, while 33% support the continued use of such criteria in admissions decisions. (CNN, 9/3/23; News Office release)

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