Tuesday, April 12, 2011
You probably have yet to see someone jump for joy when their jury duty notice arrives in the mail, but most Americans who have served as a juror in a court of law say it was a good or excellent experience. They are also confident their jury made the right decision.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 67% of American Adults have been summoned for jury duty. Among those summoned, 39% ended up serving on a jury, while 60% did not.
Among adults who did serve on a jury, 72% said it was a good or excellent experience. Just seven percent (7%) rated the experience as poor. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on April 8-9, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95%level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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