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Most Americans can't name a Supreme Court justice

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

A new C-SPAN/PSB poll about the Supreme Court finds that while a vast majority of Americans believe that SCOTUS has a lasting influence on the nation, the institution itself still remains a mystery. By the numbers…

  • 90% agreed that the Supreme Court has an impact on their daily lives.
  • Only 43% can name at least a single Supreme Court justice. Stephen Breyer must be especially disappointed — no one surveyed could name him.
  • While the open Supreme Court seat impacted the 2016 presidential vote of 83% of those surveyed, only 28% could name Neil Gorsuch as Trump's eventual pick for that seat.