Americans' confidence of the Supreme Court has dropped even further, according to a new survey released Wednesday,

with only 38% of the country saying it approves of the nation's top court after it overruled Roe v. Wade – a drastic shift in public sentiment from a year ago.

The Marquette Law School poll offers important insight into how the country views the Supreme Court following its contentious decision to overturn nearly 50 years of precedent.

The study, conducted between July 5 and 12, only days after the Supreme Court overturned Roe

indicated that 61 percent of respondents disapproved of the nine judges, while 38 percent approved. 

Just one year ago, in July 2021, the Marquette poll showed 60% support and 39% disapproval.

In Marquette's polls, a majority approved as recently as March.

At the same time, the study indicates a significant increase in the proportion of respondents who consider

the court as conservative: 67 percent describe it as very or somewhat conservative, up from 56 percent in May. 

The data show a rapid decline in public support for the Supreme Court, which has generally gotten higher ratings than Congress and the White House.

According to the most recent CNN poll, 38 percent approve of the way Joe Biden is performing his job, while only 18 percent approve of Congress.

The majority judgement announced last month, which stands as one of the court's most momentous decisions in decades,

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