The Pew Research Center studies major legal issues and the public’s attitudes toward them, as newsworthy cases work their way through the judicial system to the U.S. Supreme Court. The center conducts its research through several methods, including public opinion polling, online surveys and empirical research.

The center is a nonpartisan public opinion research group that provides data on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.

This information, often prepared in the form of a background report, helps journalists, legal scholars, attorneys and other interested parties to gain insight into how major legal issues in the court system are viewed by the American public.

The Pew Research Center does not take positions on policy debates. It is a subsidiary of Pew and is based in Washington, D.C.

For more information about its research into major legal issues, visit the Pew Research Center Web site


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