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

Registered voters 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 registered voters only 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 54 34 9 3 389
Female 35 38 20 7 390
Another gender 28 65 0 7 9
age
18-29 20 49 18 13 117
30-44 23 50 21 5 185
45-59 44 39 11 6 194
60+ 68 21 10 1 294
education
Less than HS 20 32 33 15 45
HS graduate 46 32 16 7 226
Vocational/tech school/some college/ associates 45 37 14 4 222
Bachelor's degree 43 44 10 3 139
Post grad study/professional degree 51 37 11 1 156
income
Less than $30k 33 38 20 9 165
$30k to less than $50k 46 37 13 4 118
$50k to less than $75k 42 37 13 8 149
$75k to less than $100k 56 28 14 2 120
$100k or more 48 38 12 2 235
party ID, leaners as partisans
Republican 49 31 15 5 352
Independent 24 40 24 12 79
Democrat 45 41 12 3 358
party ID, leaners as independents
Republican 45 34 17 5 261
Independent 42 33 16 8 262
Democrat 46 42 10 2 266
party ID, leaners separate
Republican 45 34 17 5 261
Lean Republican 59 22 11 8 91
Independent 24 40 24 12 79
Lean Democrat 42 38 15 5 92
Democrat 46 42 10 2 266
party ID, 7-category
Strong Republican 60 26 10 3 166
Weak Republican 18 47 28 7 95
Lean Republican 59 22 11 8 91
Independent 24 40 24 12 79
Lean Democrat 42 38 15 5 92
Weak Democrat 28 48 20 3 100
Strong Democrat 56 38 5 1 166
marital status
Single, that is never married 27 53 14 6 151
Single, living with a partner 34 38 20 9 79
Married 50 34 13 3 430
Separated 68 26 5 1 13
Widowed 53 30 4 12 30
Divorced 49 23 23 4 87
race and ethnicity
White Non-Hispanic 49 33 13 4 505
Black Non-Hispanic 31 36 22 12 89
Hispanic 41 42 14 3 122
Other 31 50 17 3 63
religious service attendance
More than once a week 26 44 26 3 52
Once a week 52 33 8 7 158
Once or twice a month 42 37 17 4 57
A few times a year 47 32 15 5 107
Seldom 43 39 14 5 193
Never 44 37 16 4 223
religious preference
Born-again Protestant 53 28 15 4 175
Mainline Protestant 47 33 15 5 92
Roman Catholic 40 39 18 4 164
No religion 42 43 11 4 236
Other religion 44 36 14 7 120
ideology
Very conservative 59 26 10 5 116
Somewhat conservative 47 36 14 3 182
Moderate 33 40 19 8 271
Somewhat liberal 45 40 13 2 129
Very liberal 55 36 7 3 92
voter registration status
Yes 44 36 14 5 790

A2: vote or not

Did you vote in the elections for state and national offices on November 8?
Yes No n
sex
Male 86 14 389
Female 83 17 390
Another gender 77 23 9
age
18-29 67 33 117
30-44 82 18 185
45-59 86 14 194
60+ 92 8 294
education
Less than HS 68 32 45
HS graduate 80 20 226
Vocational/tech school/some college/ associates 84 16 222
Bachelor's degree 92 8 139
Post grad study/professional degree 93 7 156
income
Less than $30k 75 25 165
$30k to less than $50k 81 19 118
$50k to less than $75k 88 12 149
$75k to less than $100k 89 11 120
$100k or more 89 11 235
party ID, leaners as partisans
Republican 86 14 352
Independent 70 30 79
Democrat 87 13 358
party ID, leaners as independents
Republican 88 12 261
Independent 77 23 262
Democrat 88 12 266
party ID, leaners separate
Republican 88 12 261
Lean Republican 80 20 91
Independent 70 30 79
Lean Democrat 81 19 92
Democrat 88 12 266
party ID, 7-category
Strong Republican 96 4 166
Weak Republican 74 26 95
Lean Republican 80 20 91
Independent 70 30 79
Lean Democrat 81 19 92
Weak Democrat 75 25 100
Strong Democrat 97 3 166
marital status
Single, that is never married 71 29 151
Single, living with a partner 77 23 79
Married 91 9 430
Separated 81 19 13
Widowed 83 17 30
Divorced 86 14 87
race and ethnicity
White Non-Hispanic 86 14 505
Black Non-Hispanic 76 24 89
Hispanic 86 14 122
Other 85 15 63
religious service attendance
More than once a week 93 7 52
Once a week 89 11 158
Once or twice a month 86 14 57
A few times a year 81 19 107
Seldom 84 16 193
Never 81 19 223
religious preference
Born-again Protestant 91 9 175
Mainline Protestant 82 18 92
Roman Catholic 84 16 164
No religion 81 19 236
Other religion 86 14 120
ideology
Very conservative 93 7 116
Somewhat conservative 86 14 182
Moderate 78 22 271
Somewhat liberal 82 18 129
Very liberal 93 7 92
voter registration status
Yes 85 15 790

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 11 32 11 47 389
Female 13 33 21 33 390
Another gender 0 37 47 15 9
age
18-29 2 50 25 24 117
30-44 8 42 20 29 185
45-59 11 28 17 45 194
60+ 19 22 10 49 294
education
Less than HS 20 26 26 28 45
HS graduate 13 23 15 48 226
Vocational/tech school/some college/ associates 7 34 19 41 222
Bachelor's degree 6 40 13 41 139
Post grad study/professional degree 20 38 14 28 156
income
Less than $30k 16 36 19 28 165
$30k to less than $50k 14 27 27 32 118
$50k to less than $75k 13 37 12 39 149
$75k to less than $100k 11 22 8 59 120
$100k or more 8 35 16 41 235
party ID, leaners as partisans
Republican 1 6 16 77 352
Independent 2 28 35 36 79
Democrat 25 59 12 4 358
party ID, leaners as independents
Republican 1 7 15 77 261
Independent 6 30 23 40 262
Democrat 29 59 10 2 266
party ID, leaners separate
Republican 1 7 15 77 261
Lean Republican 0 3 18 78 91
Independent 2 28 35 36 79
Lean Democrat 15 60 18 7 92
Democrat 29 59 10 2 266
party ID, 7-category
Strong Republican 1 2 11 86 166
Weak Republican 1 16 22 61 95
Lean Republican 0 3 18 78 91
Independent 2 28 35 36 79
Lean Democrat 15 60 18 7 92
Weak Democrat 12 70 14 4 100
Strong Democrat 39 52 7 2 166
marital status
Single, that is never married 12 54 18 16 151
Single, living with a partner 6 37 28 28 79
Married 12 26 13 50 430
Separated 16 34 6 44 13
Widowed 20 11 20 49 30
Divorced 14 32 19 35 87
race and ethnicity
White Non-Hispanic 11 24 13 51 505
Black Non-Hispanic 27 49 20 3 89
Hispanic 10 48 22 20 122
Other 3 45 22 30 63
religious service attendance
More than once a week 18 21 16 45 52
Once a week 9 23 9 59 158
Once or twice a month 15 26 18 41 57
A few times a year 13 37 18 32 107
Seldom 9 34 17 39 193
Never 13 39 19 28 223
religious preference
Born-again Protestant 10 17 13 59 175
Mainline Protestant 15 33 14 38 92
Roman Catholic 8 33 19 41 164
No religion 13 40 18 28 236
Other religion 15 39 14 32 120
ideology
Very conservative 1 2 8 88 116
Somewhat conservative 2 16 13 69 182
Moderate 14 40 21 25 271
Somewhat liberal 22 55 16 8 129
Very liberal 24 49 20 7 92
voter registration status
Yes 12 32 16 40 790

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 43 57 389
Female 46 54 390
Another gender 37 63 9
age
18-29 52 48 117
30-44 50 50 185
45-59 39 61 194
60+ 41 59 294
education
Less than HS 46 54 45
HS graduate 37 63 226
Vocational/tech school/some college/ associates 40 60 222
Bachelor's degree 46 54 139
Post grad study/professional degree 58 42 156
income
Less than $30k 52 47 165
$30k to less than $50k 41 59 118
$50k to less than $75k 50 50 149
$75k to less than $100k 33 67 120
$100k or more 43 57 235
party ID, leaners as partisans
Republican 7 93 352
Independent 29 71 79
Democrat 84 16 358
party ID, leaners as independents
Republican 8 92 261
Independent 36 64 262
Democrat 87 12 266
party ID, leaners separate
Republican 8 92 261
Lean Republican 4 96 91
Independent 29 71 79
Lean Democrat 75 25 92
Democrat 87 12 266
party ID, 7-category
Strong Republican 3 97 166
Weak Republican 17 83 95
Lean Republican 4 96 91
Independent 29 71 79
Lean Democrat 75 25 92
Weak Democrat 82 18 100
Strong Democrat 91 9 166
marital status
Single, that is never married 66 34 151
Single, living with a partner 43 57 79
Married 37 63 430
Separated 50 50 13
Widowed 31 69 30
Divorced 46 54 87
race and ethnicity
White Non-Hispanic 35 65 505
Black Non-Hispanic 76 24 89
Hispanic 58 42 122
Other 48 52 63
religious service attendance
More than once a week 39 61 52
Once a week 32 68 158
Once or twice a month 41 59 57
A few times a year 50 50 107
Seldom 44 56 193
Never 53 47 223
religious preference
Born-again Protestant 27 73 175
Mainline Protestant 48 52 92
Roman Catholic 41 59 164
No religion 53 47 236
Other religion 53 47 120
ideology
Very conservative 4 96 116
Somewhat conservative 18 82 182
Moderate 54 46 271
Somewhat liberal 77 23 129
Very liberal 73 27 92
voter registration status
Yes 44 56 790

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 9 43 26 22 389
Female 8 37 38 18 390
Another gender 0 0 23 77 9
age
18-29 4 28 43 24 117
30-44 5 39 33 24 185
45-59 8 44 32 17 194
60+ 13 41 27 19 294
education
Less than HS 3 50 38 9 45
HS graduate 10 43 30 17 226
Vocational/tech school/some college/ associates 8 34 37 21 222
Bachelor's degree 12 41 31 17 139
Post grad study/professional degree 5 36 27 31 156
income
Less than $30k 9 34 41 17 165
$30k to less than $50k 7 38 37 18 118
$50k to less than $75k 8 39 27 26 149
$75k to less than $100k 10 42 32 17 120
$100k or more 9 43 26 22 235
party ID, leaners as partisans
Republican 16 54 24 6 352
Independent 4 22 51 23 79
Democrat 2 28 36 34 358
party ID, leaners as independents
Republican 16 53 25 7 261
Independent 7 34 39 20 262
Democrat 2 31 32 34 266
party ID, leaners separate
Republican 16 53 25 7 261
Lean Republican 15 58 23 4 91
Independent 4 22 51 23 79
Lean Democrat 2 19 46 32 92
Democrat 2 31 32 34 266
party ID, 7-category
Strong Republican 23 52 19 6 166
Weak Republican 4 54 34 8 95
Lean Republican 15 58 23 4 91
Independent 4 22 51 23 79
Lean Democrat 2 19 46 32 92
Weak Democrat 0 41 36 23 100
Strong Democrat 4 26 30 41 166
marital status
Single, that is never married 8 28 41 23 151
Single, living with a partner 5 33 38 24 79
Married 10 44 25 20 430
Separated 12 34 44 11 13
Widowed 2 53 39 7 30
Divorced 6 35 40 20 87
race and ethnicity
White Non-Hispanic 11 42 27 20 505
Black Non-Hispanic 6 38 38 19 89
Hispanic 4 33 37 26 122
Other 4 26 55 16 63
religious service attendance
More than once a week 9 61 19 11 52
Once a week 19 48 25 8 158
Once or twice a month 4 46 41 9 57
A few times a year 6 37 37 20 107
Seldom 8 42 34 16 193
Never 3 25 33 38 223
religious preference
Born-again Protestant 17 47 25 11 175
Mainline Protestant 2 48 30 20 92
Roman Catholic 9 49 34 8 164
No religion 4 27 34 34 236
Other religion 8 33 35 24 120
ideology
Very conservative 21 51 20 8 116
Somewhat conservative 15 58 22 5 182
Moderate 4 43 38 15 271
Somewhat liberal 1 16 47 36 129
Very liberal 2 8 30 60 92
voter registration status
Yes 8 39 32 20 790

B2: Supreme Court approval, 2-cat