Illinois Supreme Court releases survey results
The Illinois Supreme Court recently announced the results of a court user survey that determined public perceptions and experiences with trial courts across the state.
The results showed users in Illinois have a positive opinion of their courts.
"My colleagues and I on the Illinois Supreme Court are gratified to learn that so many of our fellow Illinoisans have a positive opinion of our justice system," Chief Justice Rita B. Garman said. "We want to thank those who assisted the court with conducting the study and, in particular, the individual court users who took the time to provide thoughtful answers to the survey questions."
Garman said the survey provided the court with valuable information that can be used to improve not only public perception of the court, but also its efficiency and effectiveness.
Appellate Court Justice Carol Pope said Illinois courts appreciate the public's forthcoming opinions. She said it's important for her and her colleagues to take a honest look at themselves to see how they can make improvements to increase the public's trust.
More than 12,000 surveys were completed and returned to be analyzed by faculty and students at Loyola University Chicago. While results varied based on demographics, overall the court system received primarily neutral or positive reviews.
Results of the survey can be found by visiting www.illinoiscourts.gov.