Marquette Law School Supreme Court Poll September 7-14, 2022

COURT ITEMS ONLY

(Percentages are rounded to whole numbers for reporting of results. Frequencies have been rounded to whole numbers but percentages are calculated based on non-integer weighted sample sizes.)

Results for survey items among all respondents are presented here (unless otherwise indicated). Please note that some questions are only asked of particular groups of respondents. In these instances, the row “NA’s” includes the number and percent of total respondents omitted from the question. These omitted cases are ignored when calculating the “Valid” and “Cumulative” percent columns.

B2: Supreme Court approval

Overall, how much do you approve or disapprove of the way the US Supreme Court is handling its job?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Strongly approve 168 12 12 12
Somewhat approve 407 28 28 40
Somewhat disapprove 442 31 31 70
Strongly disapprove 428 30 30 100
Skipped/Ref 3 0 0 100

B2: Supreme Court approval, 2-cat

Overall, how much do you approve or disapprove of the way the US Supreme Court is handling its job?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Approve 575 40 40 40
Disapprove 870 60 60 100
Skipped/Ref 3 0 0 100

C1: Confidence in SCOTUS

[The US Supreme Court] Here is a list of institutions in American society. How much confidence do you have in each one?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
A great deal 138 10 10 10
Quite a lot 291 20 20 30
Some 496 34 34 64
Very little 373 26 26 90
None at all 150 10 10 100

C4: Confidence in State Supreme Court

[Your state Supreme Court or highest court in your state] Here is a list of institutions in American society. How much confidence do you have in each one?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
A great deal 112 8 8 8
Quite a lot 384 27 27 34
Some 647 45 45 79
Very little 216 15 15 94
None at all 89 6 6 100

C7: Justice nomination majority

What is your guess as to whether a majority of the current US Supreme Court Justices were appointed by Democratic or Republican presidents?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Definitely a majority appointed by Democratic presidents 66 5 5 5
Probably a majority appointed by Democratic presidents 257 18 18 22
Probably a majority appointed by Republican presidents 586 40 40 63
Definitely a majority appointed by Republican presidents 535 37 37 100
Skipped/Ref 4 0 0 100

C8: Fav/Unfav - Alito

[Samuel Alito] For each of these names have you never heard of them, heard of them but don’t know enough to have an opinion of them, have a favorable opinion or have an unfavorable opinion?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Never heard of 466 32 32 32
Heard but not enough 435 30 30 62
Favorable opinion 274 19 19 81
Unfavorable opinion 273 19 19 100

C9: Fav/Unfav - Coney Barrett

[Amy Coney Barrett] For each of these names have you never heard of them, heard of them but don’t know enough to have an opinion of them, have a favorable opinion or have an unfavorable opinion?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Never heard of 316 22 22 22
Heard but not enough 399 28 28 49
Favorable opinion 308 21 21 71
Unfavorable opinion 425 29 29 100

C10: Fav/Unfav - Gorsuch

[Neil Gorsuch] For each of these names have you never heard of them, heard of them but don’t know enough to have an opinion of them, have a favorable opinion or have an unfavorable opinion?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Never heard of 477 33 33 33
Heard but not enough 467 32 32 65
Favorable opinion 264 18 18 83
Unfavorable opinion 240 17 17 100

C11: Fav/Unfav - Brown Jackson

[Ketanji Brown Jackson] For each of these names have you never heard of them, heard of them but don’t know enough to have an opinion of them, have a favorable opinion or have an unfavorable opinion?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Never heard of 369 25 25 25
Heard but not enough 488 34 34 59
Favorable opinion 387 27 27 86
Unfavorable opinion 204 14 14 100
Skipped/Ref 0 0 0 100

C12: Fav/Unfav - Kagan

[Elena Kagan] For each of these names have you never heard of them, heard of them but don’t know enough to have an opinion of them, have a favorable opinion or have an unfavorable opinion?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Never heard of 531 37 37 37
Heard but not enough 491 34 34 71
Favorable opinion 277 19 19 90
Unfavorable opinion 149 10 10 100

C13: Fav/Unfav - Kavanaugh

[Brett Kavanaugh] For each of these names have you never heard of them, heard of them but don’t know enough to have an opinion of them, have a favorable opinion or have an unfavorable opinion?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Never heard of 230 16 16 16
Heard but not enough 343 24 24 40
Favorable opinion 352 24 24 64
Unfavorable opinion 521 36 36 100
Skipped/Ref 3 0 0 100

C14: Fav/Unfav - Roberts

[John Roberts] For each of these names have you never heard of them, heard of them but don’t know enough to have an opinion of them, have a favorable opinion or have an unfavorable opinion?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Never heard of 367 25 25 25
Heard but not enough 461 32 32 57
Favorable opinion 386 27 27 84
Unfavorable opinion 231 16 16 100
Skipped/Ref 2 0 0 100

C15: Fav/Unfav - Sotomayor

[Sonia Sotomayor] For each of these names have you never heard of them, heard of them but don’t know enough to have an opinion of them, have a favorable opinion or have an unfavorable opinion?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Never heard of 336 23 23 23
Heard but not enough 366 25