Poll: Most Americans support Equal Rights Amendment

Posted at 8:43 AM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 08:43:51-05

WASHINTON — A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that roughly 3 in 4 Americans support the proposed Equal Rights Amendment, nearly 50 years after it passed Congress in 1972.

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The gender equality amendment is now back in the headlines after Virginia last month became the 38th state to ratify it, satisfying the requirement it be approved by three-quarters of all states.

Legal hurdles remain ahead for the ERA, and the poll finds there are partisan differences on the issue, with nearly 9 in 10 Democrats, but about 6 in 10 Republicans, supporting its ERA’s adoption.