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American Opinions About the Texas Abortion Law

Episode Summary

New data from the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll shows how Americans feel about key elements of the highly restrictive Texas abortion law that a federal judge recently ruled against. With the Supreme Court in session and abortion on the agenda, it’s an eye-opening look at what Americans think. We also dig into a new report that puts hard numbers to something many of us suspect – social media isn’t just riling us up, it’s driving us apart.

Episode Notes

The Supreme Court is back in session and the justices are hearing multiple cases whose outcomes could radically reshape the culture – abortion being the biggest. With the release of the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll, we investigate how the public feels about abortion – in particular, some extreme parts of the new Texas abortion law.

Social media is a huge part of how politicians talk to their constituents. But, the way politicians from each party talk on social media is incredibly different. The team discusses new information from Pew Research that helps quantify what many of us suspect: politics on social media is increasingly siloed by party.

And, for the first time ever, Lee steps aside to allow a special guest to host his Fun Fact segment. Harry Enten, Senior Data Reporter for CNN and Host of CNN’s new Margins of Error podcast, joins us with a fun fact – and a whole lot more!


About Poll Hub

Each week, Poll Hub goes behind the science to explain how polling works, what polls really show, and what the numbers really mean. Poll Hub is produced by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, home of America’s leading independent college public opinion poll, the Marist Poll.

Lee Miringoff (Director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion), Barbara Carvalho (Director of the Marist Poll), and Jay DeDapper (Director of Innovation at the Marist Poll) dig deep to give you a look at the inner workings of polls and what they tell us about our world, our country, and ourselves.