Gallup: Most Americans Support Affirmative Action

Democrats twice as likely to favor affirmative action programs than Republicans


PRINCETON, N.J., July 25 (UPI) — Two-thirds of Americans think college applicants should be admitted based solely on merit, yet most approve of affirmative action, a Gallup poll indicates.

Twenty-eight percent of Americans think a college applicant's race and ethnic background should be a factor when granting admission to promote diversity on college campuses.