Fixed or Flexible

This question is not multiple choice, and there is not a right or wrong answer. It is a poll.

What do you think?

The Supreme court should base its rulings on what the constitution...
a) means in current times.
b) meant as originally written.

We had 90 individuals respond to this question and of those who responded:

63% responded that the supreme court should base rulings on what the consitution means in current times.

37% responded that the supreme court should base rulings on what the constitution meant as originally written.

The report at the bottom of this page details the results of a survey conducted by the Pew center in which this same question was asked of a larger sample of Americans. The results show how responses varied for diffferent demographic groups.

Research Findings

 Pew Center Research on Public Opinion regarding Constitutional Interpretation