By JASON RUSSELL • 7/12/16 7:14 PM
Almost two-thirds of Americans disagree with the June Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action that allows public colleges to use race as as factor in their admissions decisions.
According to a Gallup poll conducted over June 29 through July 2, 70 percent of Americans say merit should be the only factor in college admissions. That number has stayed relatively stable over the last 12 years.
Even 50 percent of blacks want college admissions decided solely on merit, without consideration for race. That same number is 61 percent for Hispanics and 76 percent for whites. Nearly two-thirds of whites, blacks and Hispanics each disapproved of the Supreme Court decision.