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Courts and justice system

  • Reported confidence in selected institutions, United States selected years 1973-2012
    • Table 2.10.2012 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Reported confidence in the criminal justice system, by demographic characteristics, United States
    • 2004 Table 2.11 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2005 Table 2.11.2005 -- PDF -- CSV
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    • 2011 Table 2.11.2011 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2012 Table 2.11.2012 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Respondents reporting whether they think the criminal justice system is fair in its treatment of people accused of committing crime, by demographic characteristics, United States 2003
  • High school seniors reporting positive attitudes toward the performance of selected institutions, United States 1991-2003
  • High school seniors reporting positive attitudes toward the performance of the courts and the justice system in general, by sex, race, region, college plans, and illicit drug use, United States 1991-2003

Judges

  • Respondents' ratings of the honesty and ethical standards of various occupations, by type of occupation, United States
    • 2010 Table 2.17.2010 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2011 Table 2.17.2011 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Respondents' ratings of the honesty and ethical standards of judges, United States selected years 1999-2010
    • Table 2.0016.2010 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Respondents' ratings of the honesty and ethical standards of judges, by demographic characteristics, United States
    • 2007 Table 2.0017.2007 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2010 Table 2.0017.2010 -- PDF -- CSV

Lawyers

  • Respondents' ratings of the honesty and ethical standards of various occupations, by type of occupation, United States
    • 2003 Table 2.17 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2004 Table 2.17.2004 -- PDF -- CSV
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    • 2009 Table 2.17.2009 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2010 Table 2.17.2010 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2011 Table 2.17.2011 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2012 Table 2.17.2012 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Respondents' ratings of the honesty and ethical standards of lawyers, United States selected years 1976-2012
    • Table 2.18.2012 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Respondents' ratings of the honesty and ethical standards of lawyers, by demographic characteristics, United States
    • 2003 Table 2.19 -- PDF -- CSV
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    • 2011 Table 2.19.2011 -- PDF -- CSV

Police

  • Reported confidence in selected institutions, United States selected years 1973-2012
    • Table 2.10.2012 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Reported confidence in the police, by demographic characteristics, United States
    • 2004 Table 2.12 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2005 Table 2.12.2005 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2006 Table 2.12.2006 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2007 Table 2.12.2007 -- PDF -- CSV
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    • 2011 Table 2.12.2011 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2012 Table 2.12.2012 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Reported confidence in the police to protect from violent crime, United States selected years 1981-2006
    • Table 2.13.2006 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Respondents' ratings of the honesty and ethical standards of various occupations, by type of occupation, United States
    • 2003 Table 2.17 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2004 Table 2.17.2004 -- PDF -- CSV
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    • 2007 Table 2.17.2007 -- PDF -- CSV
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    • 2010 Table 2.17.2010 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2011 Table 2.17.2011 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2012 Table 2.17.2012 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Respondents' ratings of the honesty and ethical standards of police, United States selected years 1977-2012
    • Table 2.20.2012 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Respondents' ratings of the honesty and ethical standards of police, by demographic characteristics, United States
    • 2003 Table 2.21 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2004 Table 2.21.2004 -- PDF -- CSV
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    • 2010 Table 2.21.2010 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2011 Table 2.21.2011 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Black respondents' perceptions of unfair treatment by police, United States 2013
    • Table 2.0047.2013 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Respondents' ratings of performance of police in own community, United States 2000 and 2002
  • Attitudes toward a police officer striking an adult male citizen, by demographic characteristics, United States selected years 1973-2002
  • Attitudes toward a police officer striking a citizen under certain circumstances, United States selected years 1973-2002
  • Attitudes toward a police officer striking a citizen under certain circumstances, by demographic characteristics, United States 2002
  • High school seniors reporting positive attitudes toward the performance of selected institutions, United States 1991-2003
  • High school seniors reporting positive attitudes toward the performance of the police and other law enforcement agencies, by sex, race, region, college plans, and illicit drug use, United States 1991-2003

High school seniors

  • High school seniors reporting positive attitudes toward the performance of selected institutions, United States 1991-2003
  • High school seniors reporting positive attitudes toward the performance of the police and other law enforcement agencies, by sex, race, region, college plans, and illicit drug use, United States 1991-2003

Fairness

  • Black respondents' perceptions of unfair treatment by police, United States 2013
    • Table 2.0047.2013 -- PDF -- CSV

Use of force

  • Attitudes toward a police officer striking an adult male citizen, by demographic characteristics, United States selected years 1973-2002
  • Attitudes toward a police officer striking a citizen under certain circumstances, United States selected years 1973-2002
  • Attitudes toward a police officer striking a citizen under certain circumstances, by demographic characteristics, United States 2002

Selected occupations and institutions

  • Reported confidence in selected institutions, United States
    • selected years 1973-2012 Table 2.10.2012 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 1979-2004 Table 2.9 -- PDF -- CSV
  • High school seniors reporting positive attitudes toward the performance of selected institutions, United States 1991-2003

High school seniors

  • High school seniors reporting positive attitudes toward the performance of selected institutions, United States 1991-2003

U.S. Supreme Court

  • Reported confidence in selected institutions, United States selected years 1973-2012
    • Table 2.10.2012 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Respondents reporting their overall opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court, United States selected years 1987-2013
    • Table 2.0006.2013 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Reported confidence in the U.S. Supreme Court, by demographic characteristics, United States
    • 2004 Table 2.14 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2005 Table 2.14.2005 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2006 Table 2.14.2006 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2007 Table 2.14.2007 -- PDF -- CSV
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    • 2010 Table 2.14.2010 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2011 Table 2.14.2011 -- PDF -- CSV
    • Table 2.14.2012 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Reported confidence in selected institutions, United States 1979-2004
  • Reported confidence in the U.S. Supreme Court, by demographic characteristics, United States selected years 1984-2002
  • High school seniors reporting positive attitudes toward the performance of selected institutions, United States 1991-2003
  • High school seniors reporting positive attitudes toward the performance of the U.S. Supreme Court, by sex, race, region, college plans, and illicit drug use, United States 1991-2003

High school seniors

  • High school seniors reporting positive attitudes toward the performance of selected institutions, United States 1991-2003