NCSC contracted with GBA Strategies to conduct a comprehensive public opinion survey of 1,000 registered voters. The survey was conducted by telephone between November 14-17, 2016. Survey findings are considered accurate within +/- 3.1 percent, 19 times out of 20.
Key findings of the survey include:
- There are signs of positive momentum in public trust -- but innovation and technology concerns persist;
- A glaring lack of understanding about court funding is reflective of misperceptions about government spending generally;
- If courts lead on fines and fees reform, the public will follow;
- The public believes that the ethnicity of a judge may impact fairness.