The Stability and Durability of the US Supreme Court’s Legitimacy

@article{Nelson2021TheSA,
  title={The Stability and Durability of the US Supreme Court’s Legitimacy},
  author={M. J. Nelson and P. Tucker},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  year={2021},
  volume={83},
  pages={767 - 771}
}
Is support for the US Supreme Court stable over time? Recent studies present conflicting evidence about the extent to which dissatisfaction with the Court’s performance affects its public support. Drawing on a four-year panel study of Americans’ support for the Supreme Court, we demonstrate that the Court’s support has been remarkably stable in the aggregate, although there has been systematic change at the individual level. These individual-level changes are related to respondents… Expand

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