Ideology and Specific Support for the Supreme Court

Kathryn Haglin, Soren Jordan, Alison Higgins Merrill, Joseph Daniel Ura

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Abstract

We develop and assess an account of ideological asymmetries in public support for the Supreme Court. We find that specific support for the Supreme Court is more strongly negatively related to perceptions that the Court is overly liberal than perceptions that the Court is overly conservative. Our findings provide a more complete theoretical account of dynamics in specific support for the Supreme Court and indicate a mechanism behind the recent decline in the Supreme Court’s public standing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPolitical Research Quarterly
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Supreme Court
  • approval
  • ideology
  • public opinion
  • specific support

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