Marquette Law School Supreme Court Poll February 5-15, 2024

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.

C1: SCOTUS 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 39 32 21 471
Female 6 28 40 26 508
Another gender 0 1 53 46 13
age
18-29 5 30 40 25 203
30-44 9 27 41 23 256
45-59 5 31 36 28 233
60+ 9 41 31 20 312
education
Less than HS 4 23 51 22 91
HS graduate 9 38 35 18 287
Vocational/tech school/some college/ associates 5 33 33 29 257
Bachelor's degree 4 31 42 23 191
Post grad study/professional degree 11 28 32 28 173
income
Less than $30k 3 34 38 25 267
$30k to less than $50k 6 29 45 20 172
$50k to less than $75k 10 31 39 20 146
$75k to less than $100k 4 38 37 21 147
$100k or more 11 32 28 28 270
party ID, leaners as partisans
Republican 14 43 30 13 415
Independent 0 28 39 33 163
Democrat 3 24 42 31 425
party ID, leaners as independents
Republican 12 47 28 13 309
Independent 5 26 41 27 376
Democrat 4 27 40 30 318
party ID, leaners separate
Republican 12 47 28 13 309
Lean Republican 17 34 36 13 106
Independent 0 28 39 33 163
Lean Democrat 1 17 48 34 107
Democrat 4 27 40 30 318
party ID, 7-category
Strong Republican 14 49 25 12 216
Weak Republican 9 41 34 16 93
Lean Republican 17 34 36 13 106
Independent 0 28 39 33 163
Lean Democrat 1 17 48 34 107
Weak Democrat 0 30 45 24 118
Strong Democrat 5 24 37 33 199
marital status
Single, that is never married 2 33 44 20 220
Single, living with a partner 6 14 42 37 106
Married 10 37 32 21 526
Separated 7 13 45 36 22
Widowed 0 49 26 25 33
Divorced 5 30 39 26 94
race and ethnicity
White Non-Hispanic 7 34 35 24 610
Black Non-Hispanic 3 35 50 13 122
Hispanic 7 24 35 34 169
Other 12 34 35 19 93
religious service attendance
More than once a week 15 54 19 12 59
Once a week 16 48 27 10 132
Once or twice a month 6 38 40 15 76
A few times a year 8 41 33 18 136
Seldom 5 25 44 25 260
Never 3 24 38 34 340
religious preference
Born-again Protestant 14 46 23 18 208
Mainline Protestant 10 29 38 23 166
Roman Catholic 8 39 37 16 214
No religion 2 22 43 34 287
Other religion 1 32 40 26 123
ideology
Very conservative 14 48 21 17 126
Somewhat conservative 13 41 34 12 228
Moderate 5 32 43 20 361
Somewhat liberal 2 23 41 34 193
Very liberal 0 16 31 52 94
voter registration status
Yes 8 36 33 22 764
No 3 20 49 28 238

C1: SCOTUS approval (2-cat)

Overall, how much do you approve or disapprove of the way the US Supreme Court is handling its job?
Approve Disapprove n
sex
Male 47 53 471
Female 34 66 508
Another gender 1 99 13
age
18-29 35 65 203
30-44 35 65 256
45-59 36 64 233
60+ 50 50 312
education
Less than HS 27 73 91
HS graduate 48 52 287
Vocational/tech school/some college/ associates 38 62 257
Bachelor's degree 35 65 191
Post grad study/professional degree 40 60 173
income
Less than $30k 37 63 267
$30k to less than $50k 35 65 172
$50k to less than $75k 41 59 146
$75k to less than $100k 42 58 147
$100k or more 44 56 270
party ID, leaners as partisans
Republican 57 43 415
Independent 28 72 163
Democrat 27 73 425
party ID, leaners as independents
Republican 59 41 309
Independent 32 68 376
Democrat 30 70 318
party ID, leaners separate
Republican 59 41 309
Lean Republican 51 49 106
Independent 28 72 163
Lean Democrat 18 82 107
Democrat 30 70 318
party ID, 7-category
Strong Republican 63 37 216
Weak Republican 50 50 93
Lean Republican 51 49 106
Independent 28 72 163
Lean Democrat 18 82 107
Weak Democrat 31 69 118
Strong Democrat 30 70 199
marital status
Single, that is never married 36 64 220
Single, living with a partner 20 80 106
Married 46 54 526
Separated 19 81 22
Widowed 49 51 33
Divorced 35 65 94
race and ethnicity
White Non-Hispanic 41 59 610
Black Non-Hispanic 37 63 122
Hispanic 31 69 169
Other 46 54 93
religious service attendance
More than once a week 69 31 59
Once a week 63 37 132
Once or twice a month 45 55 76
A few times a year 49 51 136
Seldom 30 70 260
Never 27 73 340
religious preference
Born-again Protestant 60 40 208
Mainline Protestant 39 61 166
Roman Catholic 47 53 214
No religion 23 77 287
Other religion 33 67 123
ideology
Very conservative 62 38 126
Somewhat conservative 54 46 228
Moderate 37 63 361
Somewhat liberal 25 75 193
Very liberal 17 83 94
voter registration status
Yes 45 55 764
No 23 77 238

C2: Confidence in SCOTUS