Marquette Law School Supreme Court Poll January 9-20, 2023

(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.

A1: interest in politics

Some people seem to follow what's going on in politics most of the time, whether there's an election going on or not. Others aren't that interested. How often do you follow what's going on in politics…?
Most of the time Some of the time Only now and then Hardly at all n
sex
Male 48 35 12 5 473
Female 30 37 22 11 510
Another gender 42 53 0 5 14
age
18-29 15 49 26 10 180
30-44 22 44 23 11 257
45-59 41 37 11 11 236
60+ 64 22 11 3 326
education
Less than HS 15 35 26 24 86
HS graduate 38 30 21 10 296
Vocational/tech school/some college/ associates 38 39 18 5 269
Bachelor's degree 41 40 11 7 165
Post grad study/professional degree 49 39 10 2 181
income
Less than $30k 27 38 23 12 261
$30k to less than $50k 38 36 18 7 153
$50k to less than $75k 36 38 14 11 177
$75k to less than $100k 54 26 16 5 131
$100k or more 45 38 13 5 275
party ID, leaners as partisans
Republican 46 32 17 5 401
Independent 17 30 28 25 172
Democrat 41 43 13 4 426
party ID, leaners as independents
Republican 43 34 19 4 296
Independent 32 32 21 15 400
Democrat 43 44 9 3 302
party ID, leaners separate
Republican 43 34 19 4 296
Lean Republican 52 27 12 9 105
Independent 17 30 28 25 172
Lean Democrat 33 40 20 6 123
Democrat 43 44 9 3 302
party ID, 7-category
Strong Republican 59 27 12 3 185
Weak Republican 17 45 31 7 111
Lean Republican 52 27 12 9 105
Independent 17 30 28 25 172
Lean Democrat 33 40 20 6 123
Weak Democrat 30 46 17 7 123
Strong Democrat 53 42 4 1 180
marital status
Single, that is never married 23 49 21 7 222
Single, living with a partner 33 35 18 14 128
Married 46 34 14 6 488
Separated 32 35 16 18 29
Widowed 50 34 4 12 32
Divorced 44 21 26 8 101
race and ethnicity
White Non-Hispanic 44 33 16 7 609
Black Non-Hispanic 26 38 23 13 114
Hispanic 31 41 17 11 174
Other 30 45 21 5 87
religious service attendance
More than once a week 23 36 29 13 71
Once a week 47 36 11 7 184
Once or twice a month 36 46 13 5 88
A few times a year 44 38 14 5 128
Seldom 39 35 19 7 221
Never 36 33 19 12 308
religious preference
Born-again Protestant 49 28 17 6 191
Mainline Protestant 43 31 18 8 114
Roman Catholic 33 40 19 8 214
No religion 37 40 14 8 311
Other religion 35 37 18 10 163
ideology
Very conservative 57 26 11 5 123
Somewhat conservative 43 36 17 4 226
Moderate 27 38 22 13 366
Somewhat liberal 39 42 16 4 157
Very liberal 49 36 8 7 120
voter registration status
Yes 44 36 14 5 790
No 16 34 28 22 205

A2: vote or not

Did you vote in the elections for state and national offices on November 8?
Yes No n
sex
Male 73 27 473
Female 68 32 510
Another gender 74 26 14
age
18-29 53 47 180
30-44 62 38 257
45-59 74 26 236
60+ 84 16 326
education
Less than HS 43 57 86
HS graduate 64 36 296
Vocational/tech school/some college/ associates 73 27 269
Bachelor's degree 79 21 165
Post grad study/professional degree 83 17 181
income
Less than $30k 56 44 261
$30k to less than $50k 67 33 153
$50k to less than $75k 76 24 177
$75k to less than $100k 82 18 131
$100k or more 78 22 275
party ID, leaners as partisans
Republican 78 22 401
Independent 36 64 172
Democrat 77 23 426
party ID, leaners as independents
Republican 81 19 296
Independent 55 45 400
Democrat 82 18 302
party ID, leaners separate
Republican 81 19 296
Lean Republican 71 29 105
Independent 36 64 172
Lean Democrat 67 33 123
Democrat 82 18 302
party ID, 7-category
Strong Republican 90 10 185
Weak Republican 65 35 111
Lean Republican 71 29 105
Independent 36 64 172
Lean Democrat 67 33 123
Weak Democrat 66 34 123
Strong Democrat 92 8 180
marital status
Single, that is never married 56 44 222
Single, living with a partner 55 45 128
Married 81 19 488
Separated 41 59 29
Widowed 84 16 32
Divorced 75 25 101
race and ethnicity
White Non-Hispanic 74 26 609
Black Non-Hispanic 65 35 114
Hispanic 64 36 174
Other 69 31 87
religious service attendance
More than once a week 71 29 71
Once a week 77 23 184
Once or twice a month 74 26 88
A few times a year 72 28 128
Seldom 75 25 221
Never 62 38 308
religious preference
Born-again Protestant 85 15 191
Mainline Protestant 70 30 114
Roman Catholic 67 33 214
No religion 67 33 311
Other religion 67 33 163
ideology
Very conservative 88 12 123
Somewhat conservative 74 26 226
Moderate 61 39 366
Somewhat liberal 72 28 157
Very liberal 79 21 120
voter registration status
Yes 85 15 790
No 17 83 205

B1: Biden approval

Overall, how much do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Biden is handling his job as president?
Strongly approve Somewhat approve Somewhat disapprove Strongly disapprove n
sex
Male 10 33 16 42 473
Female 11 32 24 32 510
Another gender 24 35 31 10 14
age
18-29 1 48 30 21 180
30-44 8 38 25 28 257
45-59 12 28 16 44 236
60+ 17 23 13 46 326
education
Less than HS 17 28 33 22 86
HS graduate 12 24 22 41 296
Vocational/tech school/some college/ associates 6 34 21 39 269
Bachelor's degree 5 40 14 41 165
Post grad study/professional degree 18 37 15 27 181
income
Less than $30k 13 35 29 22 261
$30k to less than $50k 11 24 31 31 153
$50k to less than $75k 12 37 14 38 177
$75k to less than $100k 10 25 8 55 131
$100k or more 7 35 15 42 275
party ID, leaners as partisans
Republican 1 6 18 76 401
Independent 4 32 38 23 172
Democrat 23 57 15 4 426
party ID, leaners as independents
Republican 1 7 16 76 296
Independent 5 31 30 32 400
Democrat 28 58 11 3 302
party ID, leaners separate
Republican 1 7 16 76 296
Lean Republican 0 3 22 75 105
Independent 4 32 38 23 172
Lean Democrat 11 55 25 8 123
Democrat 28 58 11 3 302
party ID, 7-category
Strong Republican 1 3 10 86 185
Weak Republican 0 14 25 60 111
Lean Republican 0 3 22 75 105
Independent 4 32 38 23 172
Lean Democrat 11 55 25 8 123
Weak Democrat 16 63 17 4 123
Strong Democrat 36 55 7 2 180
marital status
Single, that is never married 9 48 25 18 222
Single, living with a partner 12 36 29 22 128
Married 10 26 15 49 488
Separated 12 41 14 33 29
Widowed 19 12 19 49 32
Divorced 12 27 26 32 101
race and ethnicity
White Non-Hispanic 10 25 17 48 609
Black Non-Hispanic 21 50 21 5 114
Hispanic 9 40 27 22 174
Other 8 47 22 24 87
religious service attendance
More than once a week 13 26 18 35 71
Once a week 8 25 12 55 184
Once or twice a month 14 27 23 36 88
A few times a year 14 34 18 34 128
Seldom 8 33 23 37 221
Never 11 39 23 26 308
religious preference
Born-again Protestant 10 19 13 57 191
Mainline Protestant 13 30 15 42 114
Roman Catholic 8 31 25 37 214
No religion 13 40 22 25 311
Other religion 11 38 20 28 163
ideology
Very conservative 1 2 9 87 123
Somewhat conservative 3 15 17 65 226
Moderate 12 40 24 24 366
Somewhat liberal 20 53 20 7 157
Very liberal 21 47 25 7 120
voter registration status
Yes 12 32 16 40 790
No 7 32 34 24 205

B1: Biden approval, 2-cat

Overall, how much do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Biden is handling his job as president?
Approve Disapprove n
sex
Male 42 58 473
Female 43 56 510
Another gender 59 41 14
age
18-29 49 51 180
30-44 46 54 257
45-59 40 60 236
60+ 40 58 326
education
Less than HS 45 55 86
HS graduate 36 63 296
Vocational/tech school/some college/ associates 40 60 269
Bachelor's degree 45 55 165
Post grad study/professional degree 56 42 181
income
Less than $30k 49 51 261
$30k to less than $50k 35 62 153
$50k to less than $75k 49 51 177
$75k to less than $100k 35 64 131
$100k or more 43 57 275
party ID, leaners as partisans
Republican 6 94 401
Independent 36 61 172
Democrat 80 19 426
party ID, leaners as independents
Republican 8 92 296
Independent 37 62 400
Democrat 86 14 302
party ID, leaners separate
Republican 8 92 296
Lean Republican 3 97 105
Independent 36 61 172
Lean Democrat 66 34 123
Democrat 86 14 302
party ID, 7-category
Strong Republican 3 97 185
Weak Republican 14 86 111
Lean Republican 3 97 105
Independent 36 61 172
Lean Democrat 66 34 123
Weak Democrat 79 21 123
Strong Democrat 91 8 180
marital status
Single, that is never married 57 43 222
Single, living with a partner 49 51 128
Married 36 63 488
Separated 53 47 29
Widowed 31 69 32
Divorced 39 57 101
race and ethnicity
White Non-Hispanic 34 65 609
Black Non-Hispanic 71 26 114
Hispanic 50 50 174
Other 54 46 87
religious service attendance
More than once a week 40 53 71
Once a week 33 67 184
Once or twice a month 40 60 88
A few times a year 48 52 128
Seldom 41 59 221
Never 50 50 308
religious preference
Born-again Protestant 30 70 191
Mainline Protestant 43 57 114
Roman Catholic 38 62 214
No religion 52 48 311
Other religion 49 48 163
ideology
Very conservative 3 97 123
Somewhat conservative 18 82 226
Moderate 51 49 366
Somewhat liberal 73 27 157
Very liberal 68 32 120
voter registration status
Yes 44 56 790
No 39 58 205

B2: Supreme Court approval

Overall, how much do you approve or disapprove of the way the US Supreme Court is handling its job?
Strongly approve Somewhat approve Somewhat disapprove Strongly disapprove n
sex
Male 8 44 28 21 473
Female 7 37 37 18 510
Another gender 0 0 39 61 14
age
18-29 3 34 39 24 180
30-44 5 39 33 23 257
45-59 6 42 36 15 236
60+ 12 41 27 19 326
education
Less than HS 2 49 38 11 86
HS graduate 9 43 31 17 296
Vocational/tech school/some college/ associates 7 35 35 23 269
Bachelor's degree 10 39 37 14 165
Post grad study/professional degree 4 38 27 30 181
income
Less than $30k 7 38 37 18 261
$30k to less than $50k 6 39 34 19 153
$50k to less than $75k 7 38 29 26 177
$75k to less than $100k 9 40 35 16 131
$100k or more 8 43 30 19 275
party ID, leaners as partisans
Republican 14 55 24 7 401
Independent 4 31 46 17 172
Democrat 2 29 36 33 426
party ID, leaners as independents
Republican 14 53 25 8 296
Independent 6 36 39 19 400
Democrat 2 32 33 33 302
party ID, leaners separate
Republican 14 53 25 8 296
Lean Republican 13 61 21 6 105
Independent 4 31 46 17 172
Lean Democrat 2 21 43 34 123
Democrat 2 32 33 33 302
party ID, 7-category
Strong Republican 20 53 20 7 185
Weak Republican 3 53 35 9 111
Lean Republican 13 61 21 6 105
Independent 4 31 46 17 172
Lean Democrat 2 21 43 34 123
Weak Democrat 0 37 40 23 123
Strong Democrat 4 29 28 39 180
marital status
Single, that is never married 5 30 40 25 222
Single, living with a partner 6 39 37 19 128
Married 9 45 26 20 488
Separated 5 41 49 5 29
Widowed 2 53 39 6 32
Divorced 5 34 38 19 101
race and ethnicity
White Non-Hispanic 10 43 27 20 609
Black Non-Hispanic 4 38 36 19 114
Hispanic 4 34 40 23 174
Other 3 23 55 19 87
religious service attendance
More than once a week 7 55 26 8 71
Once a week 17 51 25 7 184
Once or twice a month 2 54 28 15 88
A few times a year 6 35 40 19 128
Seldom 7 40 36 17 221
Never 3 27 35 34 308
religious preference
Born-again Protestant 16 47 26 11 191
Mainline Protestant 3 48 32 18 114
Roman Catholic 7 51 34 8 214
No religion 4 27 36 33 311
Other religion 6 35 33 24 163
ideology
Very conservative 20 52 21 7 123
Somewhat conservative 12 61 20 6 226
Moderate 4 42 40 15 366
Somewhat liberal 1 18 47 34 157
Very liberal 4 10 29 57 120
voter registration status
Yes 8 39 32 20 790
No 3 42 36 17 205

B2: Supreme Court approval, 2-cat