Depressing: Less Than Half of Americans Can Name a SINGLE Supreme Court Justice

According to a CSPAN survey, less than half of Americans can name a single Supreme Court Justice currently serving.

The Daily Wire notes that 90% of respondents believe that the Supreme Court of the United States has an impact on their lives.

However, a “weird dichotomy” exists between the opinion that the Supreme Court affects their life as a citizen, while the majority of those polled are unable to name a current Justice.

Of 1,000 voters, only 16 percent of those polled named Ruth Bader Ginsburg, making her the most popular choice among those polled. Twelve percent named Chief Justice John Roberts, and only 10 percent named Justice Clarence Thomas.

Three percent named Justice Sonia Sotomayor, while Anthony Kennedy, Samuel Alito and Elena Kagan were named by 1 percent. Justice Stephen Breyer was not named at all.

Sixty-five percent of voters polled claimed they often followed news about the Supreme Court, 70 percent responded by saying they got their information about the Supreme Court from the television, and 54 percent of those surveyed felt that the Supreme Court did a “good or excellent job.”

According to the data, younger respondents knew the least about the Supreme Court. Fifty-nine percent of voters over the age of 65 could name a justice, while 53 percent of those polled between the ages of 53-64 could. Forty-one percent of those polled between the ages of 35-49 could name a justice, but only 27% of those under the age of 35 could.

Overall, 76 percent of voters agreed that the Supreme Court should allow television coverage of its oral arguments.

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