Wednesday, October 18, 2006

U.S. Courts Are Most Trusted Branch of Government

The Law Librarian Blog is reporting that Americans trust their Supreme Court and other courts more than any other branch of government, according to a survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

At the same time, our neighbours in the Big Republic to the South also feel that courts favour the wealthy and that judges are motivated by political and personal biases.

See the Annenberg Center press release.

Earlier this year, I published a post entitled Judges Get High Marks in Trusted Professions Survey (March 20, 2006):

" According to a recent Léger Marketing telephone survey of 1,500 Canadians, the reputation of judges improved significantly last year, while that of politicians continued its seemingly unstoppable nosedive. 78% of respondents said they trusted judges, up 6 points from last year, thus earning the Canadian judiciary the 8th spot of the 22 occupations included in the survey. The most trusted profession in Canada: firefighters, admired by 96% of the population. The least trusted group in society, politicians, attracted only 14% support Canada-wide, with a regional low of 10% of Quebecers finding politicians trustworthy."

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 6:24 pm


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