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Most 18-29 Year Olds Unaware Of What Supreme Court Ruled On Health Care Law: Pew Research Survey

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Young adults were completely uniformed about what the U.S. Supreme Court decided in the landmark ruling health care reform.

Two out of three people age 18 to 29 thought the Supreme Court had either struck down the Affordable Care Act or simply didn't know they made a ruling, according to a survey by Pew Research Center. 43 percent said they didn't know what the ruling was, 20 percent thought most of the health care law had been rejected. Only 37 knew the high court upheld it.

Many Americans in the survey indicated they thought the most of the law was struck down (15 percent) or simply didn't know what they ruled (30 percent). But people under 30 were the most uninformed of all age groups.

Adults in their 20's are some of the people most affected by the Affordable Care Act. (Scroll down to the slideshow to see how it 10 ways it affects them)

Two major news outlets -- CNN and Fox News -- did create confusion by initially reporting incorrectly the health care law had been stuck down.

The fate of the health care reform law was the top news story in June, according to Pew, topping the Colorado wildfires, the Jerry Sandusky trial and the U.S. economy.

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