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California?s1Latinos1and1whites1differ1substantially1on1abortion1policy.1Although1majorities1in1both1 groups1oppose1overturning1the1U.S.1Supreme1Court1ruling1in1Roe1v.1Wade,1opposition1is1weaker1 among1Latinos1than1whites1(55%1to173%).1A1majority1of1Latinos1(52%)1think1the1government1should1 pass1more1laws1restricting1abortion,1with1a1minority1(45%)1saying1the1government1should1not1 interfere.1By1contrast,1whites1by1far1prefer1that1the1government1not1interfere1(70%).1Both1groups1 favor1one1restriction,1parental1notification,1but1at1much1different1levels1(81%1Latinos,158%1whites).1 ? ? IMMIGRANT LATINOS DIFFER FROM U.S.-BORN LATINOS. 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Views on Population Issues 39 24 55 73 0 20 40 60 80 100 LatinosWhites Yes, overturn No, do not overturn % Should Supreme Court Completely Overturn Roe v. 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(2) PPIC Statewide Survey, Californians and Population Issues, February 2009, including 2,502 adults, 1,241 of whom identified as white and non-Hispanic and 801 of whom identified as Hispanic or Latino. Contact: surveys@ppic.org Supported with funding from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. www.ppic.org" } ["___content":protected]=> string(124) "

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