In honor of the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, OkCupid data reveals what women are prioritizing in a match
Fifty years ago on January 22nd, 1973, the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion in the landmark case of Roe v. Wade. But in June of last year, that landmark decision was overturned, bringing the topic of women’s rights back to the forefront. Over the past year, the fight for reproductive rights has become a trending conversation in the media, on social platforms, and especially on our dating app.
An overwhelming majority of women on OkCupid (87%) are pro-choice. About half (49%) of women on OkCupid say that a difference in opinion about abortion would make them think twice about dating someone. In fact, differing views on abortion are more polarizing than competing views on politics (30%) and the death penalty (6%). Most (69%) women feel they should have legal decision-making power in abortion decisions. And in 2022, more than 7 in 10 women (72%) said they would not move to a state where abortion was illegal, while about 4 in 10 women (37%) would move out of their state if abortion became illegal.
It’s no surprise women on OkCupid are vocal about social injustices — 90% of women on the app are against the government defunding Planned Parenthood (and we’re still the only dating app in the world with an I’m Pro-Choice Profile Badge, which was added by more than 1 million people), 85% support the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 83% say we should be fighting to close the gender wage gap, 78% think the United States government unfairly over-incarcerates people of color — and they’re also sharing what else is top of mind for them as we look ahead to 2023:
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