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Only one in four Americans say they are confident in the Supreme Court — the lowest rate on record — according to a Gallup poll released Thursday, with respondents answering the question in the weeks following the court’s much-anticipated decision, which Roe v. could reverse. Wade.

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Only 25% of American adults said they had “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of faith in the Supreme Court, below 36% According to Gallup, compared to last year.

This is five percentage points lower than the 30% confidence rate recorded in 2014, which was previously the lowest for the Supreme Court and coincides with the overall decline in trust in US institutions, with an average of only 31% of respondents reporting confidence. .

According to Gallup, many US government institutions suffered a drop in confidence this year, but the study says the public’s 11-point confidence in the Supreme Court is nearly twice as high as other organizations during the same time frame.

While confidence in the Supreme Court fell in double digits this year among both Democrats (30% to 13%) and independents (40% to 25%) compared to a year ago, Republican confidence in the court increased, but only slightly ( 37) % to 39%).

The results are based on Gallup’s telephone interviews of 1,015 adults living in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia between June 1 and June 20.