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2015 State of State Courts Survey Results

The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) recently released the results of the 2015 State of State Courts Survey.

The results show that courts remain the most trusted branch of government, and Americans recognize their unique role in protecting individual rights.  However, persistent concerns about customer service, inefficiency, and bias are undermining the public’s confidence in the courts.  Key findings from this year’s survey show that concerns about inefficiency and unfairness are deep-seated and real, and African Americans express significantly less faith in the courts than the population as a whole.

The survey is based on telephone interviews with 1,000 registered voters nationwide.  The interviews were completed between October 26-29, 2015 by GBA Strategies.