Departmental Papers (ASC)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

1-1-2007

Publication Source

The Georgetown Law Journal

Volume

95

Issue

4

Start Page

899

Last Page

902

Abstract

Using data from two nationally representative surveys, we examined public knowledge about the Constitution and courts: the impact of court exposure and news sources on perceptions of the courts, trust in the courts, perceptions of bias in the courts, and willingness to curb the power or influence of the courts. The surveys were conducted in the summers of 2005 and 2006 by Princeton Survey Research Associates International for the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. Each has a margin of error of plus or minus three percent (details can be found in the Appendix). Unless otherwise indicated, the reported results are drawn from the 2006 survey.

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© 2007, Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Michael Hennessy

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Date Posted: 26 June 2014