Marquette Law School Supreme Court Poll September 8-15, 2020

Registered voters

(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.

Q1: voter registration

Some people are registered to vote and others are not. Are you registered to vote in the precinct or ward where you now live, or aren't you?
Yes, registered to vote No, not registered to vote SKIPPED ON WEB n
sex
Male 93 7 0 736
Female 89 11 0 787
age
18-29 79 21 0 313
30-44 90 10 0 378
45-59 94 6 0 379
60+ 97 2 0 453
education
Less than HS 79 21 0 149
HS graduate 87 13 0 430
Vocational/tech school/some college/ associates 92 7 1 422
Bachelor's degree 96 4 0 292
Post grad study/professional degree 97 3 0 230
income
Under $40k 87 12 0 505
$40k to $85k 91 9 0 498
85k plus 94 6 0 521
party ID, leaners as independents
Republican 90 9 0 447
Independent 87 13 0 523
Democrat 95 5 0 548
party ID, leaners separate
Republican 90 9 0 447
Lean Republican 91 9 0 150
Independent 80 20 0 201
Lean Democrat 92 8 0 172
Democrat 95 5 0 548
party ID, leaners as partisans
Republican 90 9 0 597
Independent 80 20 0 201
Democrat 94 6 0 721
marital status
Married 93 7 0 753
Widowed 90 9 1 43
Divorced 97 2 0 149
Separated 94 6 0 70
Never married 86 14 0 414
Living with partner 81 19 0 95
race and ethnicity
White, non-Hispanic 91 8 0 956
Black, non-Hispanic 93 6 0 182
Other, non-Hispanic 97 3 0 17
Hispanic 87 13 0 254
2+, non-Hispanic 95 5 0 33
Asian, non-Hispanic 88 12 0 81
religious service attendance
More than once a week 88 12 0 141
Once a week 91 8 0 331
Once or twice a month 96 4 0 124
A few times a year 94 6 0 185
Seldom 92 8 0 325
Never 88 12 0 412
SKIPPED ON WEB 100 0 0 5
religious preference
Born-again Protestant 89 11 0 395
Mainline Protestant 90 10 0 320
Roman Catholic 94 5 0 291
No religion 91 8 0 360
Other religion 89 11 0 141
Skipped 95 5 0 16
ideology
Very conservative 98 2 1 134
Conservative 88 11 0 374
Moderate 89 11 0 627
Liberal 95 5 1 251
Very liberal 96 4 0 120
SKIPPED ON WEB 52 48 0 18
region
Northeast 94 6 0 266
Midwest 90 10 0 316
South 90 10 0 579
West 90 9 1 363

Q2: interest in politics

Some people seem to follow what's going on in politics most of the time, whether there's an election going on or not. Others aren't that interested. How often do you follow what's going on in politics…?
Most of the time Some of the time Only now and then Hardly at all n
sex
Male 54 32 11 4 736
Female 39 41 15 6 787
age
18-29 33 43 15 9 313
30-44 34 43 18 6 378
45-59 45 36 15 3 379
60+ 65 27 5 3 453
education
Less than HS 34 42 11 12 149
HS graduate 45 33 15 7 430
Vocational/tech school/some college/ associates 44 39 13 4 422
Bachelor's degree 43 39 14 4 292
Post grad study/professional degree 62 30 7 1 230
income
Under $40k 42 36 15 7 505
$40k to $85k 45 36 14 5 498
85k plus 50 37 10 3 521
party ID, leaners as independents
Republican 48 38 10 4 447
Independent 39 37 15 8 523
Democrat 51 35 12 2 548
party ID, leaners separate
Republican 48 38 10 4 447
Lean Republican 46 43 11 1 150
Independent 26 39 18 18 201
Lean Democrat 49 30 16 4 172
Democrat 51 35 12 2 548
party ID, leaners as partisans
Republican 47 39 10 3 597
Independent 26 39 18 18 201
Democrat 50 34 13 3 721
marital status
Married 50 33 12 4 753
Widowed 54 41 2 3 43
Divorced 52 30 12 6 149
Separated 46 36 15 3 70
Never married 39 40 14 7 414
Living with partner 29 54 13 5 95
race and ethnicity
White, non-Hispanic 49 37 10 5 956
Black, non-Hispanic 44 42 12 3 182
Other, non-Hispanic 62 31 3 3 17
Hispanic 37 32 23 8 254
2+, non-Hispanic 34 35 22 9 33
Asian, non-Hispanic 41 36 18 5 81
religious service attendance
More than once a week 53 27 17 3 141
Once a week 46 39 12 3 331
Once or twice a month 40 39 16 4 124
A few times a year 49 34 13 4 185
Seldom 45 38 13 5 325
Never 45 36 11 8 412
SKIPPED ON WEB 39 61 0 0 5
religious preference
Born-again Protestant 45 41 11 3 395
Mainline Protestant 46 37 13 5 320
Roman Catholic 45 32 14 9 291
No religion 49 35 11 5 360
Other religion 45 36 17 2 141
Skipped 27 29 37 6 16
ideology
Very conservative 64 31 5 0 134
Conservative 42 45 11 3 374
Moderate 43 34 16 7 627
Liberal 47 38 10 5 251
Very liberal 59 28 10 3 120
SKIPPED ON WEB 7 22 46 25 18
region
Northeast 52 34 10 4 266
Midwest 42 42 12 4 316
South 46 36 13 5 579
West 45 34 15 7 363

Q3A: confidence in Supreme Court

[The US Supreme Court] Here is a list of institutions in American society. How much confidence do you have in each one?
A great deal Quite a lot Some Very little None at all SKIPPED ON WEB n
sex
Male 15 28 44 10 3 0 736
Female 9 28 45 15 3 0 787
age
18-29 13 14 50 18 5 0 313
30-44 10 24 49 14 3 0 378
45-59 12 34 41 10 3 0 379
60+ 12 36 39 10 3 1 453
education
Less than HS 24 17 36 14 9 0 149
HS graduate 8 25 48 14 5 0 430
Vocational/tech school/some college/ associates 11 27 47 12 2 0 422
Bachelor's degree 11 29 44 14 2 0 292
Post grad study/professional degree 11 39 40 8 1 0 230
income
Under $40k 11 25 40 18 6 0 505
$40k to $85k 8 26 51 12 3 0 498
85k plus 16 32 43 8 1 0 521
party ID, leaners as independents
Republican 18 32 42 7 1 0 447
Independent 8 27 46 13 6 0 523
Democrat 10 26 45 17 3 0 548
party ID, leaners separate
Republican 18 32 42 7 1 0 447
Lean Republican 7 42 39 11 1 0 150
Independent 10 14 48 17 11 0 201
Lean Democrat 5 28 51 11 5 0 172
Democrat 10 26 45 17 3 0 548
party ID, leaners as partisans
Republican 16 34 41 8 1 0 597
Independent 10 14 48 17 11 0 201
Democrat 9 26 46 15 3 0 721
marital status
Married 12 32 43 11 3 0 753
Widowed 13 40 36 6 3 2 43
Divorced 15 36 36 10 3 0 149
Separated 8 32 41 12 8 0 70
Never married 13 18 48 17 3 0 414
Living with partner 1 19 61 15 4 0 95
race and ethnicity
White, non-Hispanic 11 33 43 10 2 0 956
Black, non-Hispanic 8 16 50 19 6 0 182
Other, non-Hispanic 1 52 20 24 2 0 17
Hispanic 11 20 46 18 5 0 254
2+, non-Hispanic 0 13 50 30 7 0 33
Asian, non-Hispanic 30 17 49 2 1 0 81
religious service attendance
More than once a week 12 27 42 16 2 0 141
Once a week 17 26 48 7 2 1 331
Once or twice a month 8 30 46 15 1 0 124
A few times a year 15 32 39 10 4 0 185
Seldom 11 27 41 14 7 0 325
Never 8 28 47 15 3 0 412
SKIPPED ON WEB 0 15 85 0 0 0 5
religious preference
Born-again Protestant 14 30 42 10 4 0 395
Mainline Protestant 9 32 40 16 4 0 320
Roman Catholic 12 27 49 9 3 0 291
No religion 6 26 49 16 2 0 360
Other religion 24 20 39 14 3 0 141
Skipped 0 8 71 5 16 0 16
ideology
Very conservative 16 23 49 12 0 0 134
Conservative 16 35 41 8 1 0 374
Moderate 11 26 45 14 4 0 627
Liberal 8 30 45 11 5 0 251
Very liberal 5 21 47 20 7 1 120
SKIPPED ON WEB 0 0 71 24 3 2 18
region
Northeast 9 29 48 10 4 1 266
Midwest 10 33 42 11 4 0 316
South 13 24 45 15 3 0 579
West 12 29 44 12 3 0 363

Q3B: confidence in Congress

[Congress] Here is a list of institutions in American society. How much confidence do you have in each one?
A great deal Quite a lot Some Very little None at all SKIPPED ON WEB n
sex
Male 2 11 38 36 11 1 736
Female 3 10 46 33 8 1 787
age
18-29 2 13 45 31 9 0 313
30-44 3 8 44 34 11 1 378
45-59 4 9 42 36 9 1 379
60+ 2 12 38 36 11 2 453
education
Less than HS 3 18 47 19 10 2 149
HS graduate 3 10 42 34 10 1 430
Vocational/tech school/some college/ associates 3 8 42 36 11 0 422
Bachelor's degree 1 9 35 45 9 1 292
Post grad study/professional degree 3 11 47 30 9 0 230
income
Under $40k 4 11 40 33 12 0 505
$40k to $85k 2 11 42 33 11 1 498
85k plus 2 9 44 37 7 1 521
party ID, leaners as independents
Republican 2 15 40 35 8 0 447
Independent 2 4 39 39 14 2 523
Democrat 4 12 46 31 7 0 548
party ID, leaners separate
Republican 2 15 40 35 8 0 447
Lean Republican 1 3 39 45 10 2 150
Independent 4 6 34 32 21 2 201
Lean Democrat 0 4 44 40 9 2 172
Democrat 4 12 46 31 7 0 548
party ID, leaners as partisans
Republican 2 12 40 37 9 1 597
Independent 4 6 34 32 21 2 201
Democrat 3 10 46 33 8 1 721
marital status
Married 3 8 41 37 10 1 753
Widowed 4 17 35 34 10 0 43
Divorced 2 9 45 32 10 2 149
Separated 0 19 35 32 11 3 70
Never married 3 13 43 32 9 0 414
Living with partner 3 10 50 28 9 0 95
race and ethnicity
White, non-Hispanic 1 10 39 38 11 1 956
Black, non-Hispanic 6 8 47 31 7 1 182
Other, non-Hispanic 0 14 65 10 10 0 17
Hispanic 4 12 48 26 8 1 254
2+, non-Hispanic 0 5 44 42 8 0 33
Asian, non-Hispanic 5 15 45 29 7 0 81
religious service attendance
More than once a week 8 5 38 44 5 0 141
Once a week 2 13 48 30 7 2 331
Once or twice a month 2 18 42 34 4 0 124
A few times a year 4 8 39 37 12 1 185
Seldom 1 10 43 32 12 1 325
Never 2 9 39 37 12 1 412
SKIPPED ON WEB 0 0 36 41 23 0 5
religious preference
Born-again Protestant 4 11 43 34 7 0 395
Mainline Protestant 2 8 44 33 12 1 320
Roman Catholic 2 12 40 37 8 1 291
No religion 2 9 39 38 12 1 360
Other religion 3 16 44 26 9 2 141
Skipped 0 5 47 28 21 0 16
ideology
Very conservative 5 16 31 36 13 0 134
Conservative 2 11 41 34 9 2 374
Moderate 3 10 44 34 9 1 627
Liberal 1 8 46 35 10 0 251
Very liberal 3 7 41 36 13 0 120
SKIPPED ON WEB 0 11 20 45 12 12 18
region
Northeast 4 7 37 39 10 3 266
Midwest 1 8 42 38 11 0 316
South 2 13 44 31 9 1 579
West 3 11 43 34 9 0 363

Q3C: confidence in the Presidency

[The Presidency] Here is a list of institutions in American society. How much confidence do you have in each one?
A great deal Quite a lot Some Very little None at all SKIPPED ON WEB n