Fifty-seven percent of Americans ages 18 to 25 are opposed to racial preferences playing a role in college admissions or hiring decisions, according to a recent poll of members of the Millennial Generation.

Only 9 percent of respondents said such programs are appropriate to make up for past discrimination, while 28 percent agreed that they are justified to increase diversity on a college campus or in the workplace, the survey found.

The poll comes a week before the US Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a potential landmark case challenging the constitutionality of the use of race in admissions to the University of Texas at Austin.