Poll: Americans Oppose Using Race As College Admissions Factor

Most Americans oppose affirmative action policies to increase diversity in higher education

  • While most Americans support diversity in higher education, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found that 62 percent oppose using race as a factor in admission decisions.
  • The survey also found that 52 percent of minority respondents opposed using race as a factor.
  • A case before the U.S. Supreme Court is challenging the race-based admissions policies of Harvard and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A ruling is expected by June.
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