Marquette Law School Poll: Public Views of the U.S. Supreme Court

Marquette Law School Poll: Public Views of the U.S. Supreme Court
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The Marquette Law School Poll is pleased to bring you the results of a national survey of public opinion about the U.S. Supreme Court and insights from poll director Charles Franklin and Mike Gousha.

The survey covers approval of and trust in the Court compared to the president and Congress. Public awareness of the justices and favorability toward each are also included. This will be the first such measure for Justice Amy Coney Barrett, as she concludes her first term on the Court. The survey also asks about six decisions handed down in June and the beginning of July, including cases involving voting rights in Arizona, the Affordable Care Act, and the free speech rights of high school students. Other poll results examine knowledge about the Court and views of how justices reach decisions. The poll also looks at opinions on a possible expansion of the size of the Court and whether justices should consider party control of the presidency and Senate when they decide whether to retire.

The Marquette Law School Poll previously conducted national surveys of public opinion and attitudes about the U.S. Supreme Court in 2019 and 2020. This new poll reflects an expansion of this initiative, which will see a similar national poll conducted every other month for the next year.

The discussion will be available via the “Watch Now” button above on August 4, starting at 5:00 a.m.  The written release will also be available at 6 a.m. EDT/5 a.m. CDT on the Marquette Law School Poll website.

We miss seeing everyone and look forward to welcoming you back to the Lubar Center at Marquette Law School for in-person events when things start to return to normal. Until then, we plan to produce online programming to help keep important discussions moving forward in our community.