NCSC contracted with GBA Strategies to conduct a comprehensive public opinion survey of 1,000 registered voters. The survey was conducted by telephone between October 26-29, 2015. Survey findings are considered accurate within +/- 3.1 percent, 19 times out of 20.
Key findings of the survey include:
- Support for the courts is stronger than in the heart of the recession, but shows signs of softening;
- Concerns about inefficiency and unfairness are deep-seated and real;
- Such concerns may be making the public enthusiastic about alternatives to traditional dispute resolution;
- African-Americans express significantly less faith in the courts than the population as a whole.