Survey: Only 43 percent can name a Supreme Court justice

Only 43 percent of like U.S. voters can name a Supreme Court justice, according to a C-SPAN survey released Sunday. 

The survey comes as President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, began confirmation hearings on Monday. 

According to the survey, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was named more than her fellow justices, with 16 percent of those surveyed giving her name. 

{mosads}Chief Justice John Roberts followed behind, at 12 percent, and Justice Clarence Thomas was named by 10 percent of people surveyed.

The numbers drop off precipitously from there, with just 3 percent naming Justice Sonia Sotomayor. 

Justices Anthony Kennedy, Samuel Alito and Elena Kagan were named by 1 percent, while no one among the 1,032 likely voters surveyed named Justice Stephen Breyer, who was confirmed more than 20 years ago under President Clinton.  
When asked if decisions made by the U.S. Supreme Court have an impact on their everyday life as a citizen, 90 percent responded “totally agree.”

Also according to the survey, 3 in 4 likely voters supports cameras in the Supreme Court. 

Penn Schoen Berland conducted online interviews from March 7 to 9 on behalf of C-SPAN among 1,032 U.S. likely voters. The margin of error is 3.05 percentage points.


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