Americans’ confidence in the Supreme Court has reached an all-time low in the wake of multiple scandals.
According to the results of a recent Gallup poll, numerous Americans have limited, if any, confidence in the nation’s highest court.
Only 25 percent of respondents expressed strong confidence in the Supreme Court, which contrasts sharply with the 36 percent that had strong confidence in 2021.
The groups that demonstrated the least confidence in the Supreme Court included Democrats and Independents, with many Democrats angered by the Court’s perceived conservative majority.
However, approval of the Supreme Court saw moderate gains amongst conservatives, with 39 percent of Republicans demonstrating confidence in the Supreme Court, versus 37 percent in 2021.
The baseline level of 25 percent constitutes the lowest point of public confidence in the Supreme Court since Gallup began tracking Americans’ confidence in the longstanding legal institution.
Prior to 2022, the formerly lowest point of confidence in the Supreme Court occurred in June 2014, namely when only 30 percent of Americans expressed strong confidence in the institution.
The results emerge as the Court appears ready to overturn the legal precedents set for in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which would return the issue of regulating abortion to the state, rather than federal, level.
“Public confidence in the Supreme Court has been lower over the past 16 years than it was before,” the Gallup analysis remarked.
The analysis continued on to detail the steady decline in confidence in the Court over the years, which has been especially notable since the turn of the century.
“Between 1973 and 2006, an average of 47% of U.S. adults were confident in the court,” the analysis continued, “during this 33-year period, no fewer than four in 10 Americans expressed high confidence in the court in any survey, [barring] a 39% reading in October 1991 taken during the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings.”