Mini Poll: For the Supreme Court


Have you ever toured or visited the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC?


Yes:
 42%
No:
 58%

 


Do you think that the US Supreme Court should meet periodically in other federal courthouses around the country?


Yes:
 25%
No:
 75%

 


Should there be a requirement that the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court be a lawyer?


Yes:
 65%
No:
 35%

 


Should there be a mandatory retirement age for Justices of the US Supreme Court?


Yes:
 48%
No:
 52%

 


Would you prefer that Justices of the US Supreme Court were appointed to 18-year terms, with the possibility of a second term if selected again by the President and confirmed again by the Senate -- or do you prefer the current system of lifetime appointments?


18 year terms:
 44%
Lifetime appointments:
 56%

 


Do you agree that the rulings of the US Supreme Court have an impact on your everyday life as a citizen?


Strongly agree:
 71%
Somewhat agree:
 28%
Somewhat disagree:
 1%
Strongly disagree:
 0%

 


With which of the following issues do you wish the US Supreme Court would deal more often? (Choose as many as you want.)


Capital punishment:
 37%
Free speech:
 27%
Political campaigns/elections:
 43%
Gun rights:
 23%
Immigration:
 36%
Gay rights:
 35%
Affirmative action:
 18%
Church and state:
 36%
Federalism:
 25%
Abortion:
 14%
Property rights:
 37%

 


Did the US Supreme Court's ruling on the 2000 Bush vs. Gore election affect your view of the court?



Yes:
 60%
No:
 40%

 


Will the US Supreme Court's ruling earlier this year that reverses past rulings and allows new corporate spending in political races set the tone for this year's decisions or is it more likely to be an exception?


Set the tone:
 74%
Be an exception:
 26%

 


How do you think the US Supreme Court will most likely rule in a case this session that will determine whether or not the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms covers regulations by states and cities?



Generally, banning additional state and local regulations:
 55%
Generally, supporting additional state and local regulations:
 45%

 


How do you think the US Supreme Court will most likely rule in a case this session that will determine whether or not people who signed petitions for a ballot referendum against gay marriage have a First Amendment right to keep their names private?


Generally, allowing the names to be kept private:
 56%
Generally, requiring the names to be made public:
 44%

 


How do you think the US Supreme Court will most likely rule in a case this session that will consider a lower court's ban against Monsanto's genetically modified alfalfa until regulators complete a more thorough review of its environmental impact?


Generally, for Monsanto's position:
 68%
Generally, against Monsanto's position:
 32%

 


Do you agree that the US Supreme Court should allow cameras to record oral arguments of cases before the court?


Strongly agree:
 48%
Somewhat agree:
 33%
Somewhat disagree:
 9%
Strongly disagree:
 9%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.