The State of State Courts: A 2015 NCSC Public Opinion Survey

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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.

For more information on survey findings, read this six-page summary from the pollster, or download the presentation slides.