The Supreme Court Justices of the United States. The Justices are (front row from left) Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John G. Roberts (Chief Justice), Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg; (back row from left) Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Sameul Alito and Elena Kagan, the newest member of the Court. (File/UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg) | License Photo
The numbers show a four-point drop since March, when 52 percent held favorable opinions of the court.
The largest drop was among black Americans. Pew recorded the lowest favorability rating for the court among blacks since 1985.
In the March survey, 61 percent of black Americans had a favorable view of the court to 24 percent unfavorable. That support dropped to 44 percent favorable and 41 percent unfavorable.
Along party lines, Democrats had a more positive view of the court, with 54 percent holding a favorable opinion. Republicans held a 48 percent favorable opinion and Independents 47 percent.