By David Madden
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — There are mixed results from a study of New Jersey residents conducted by a pair of Stockton University political science professors. They wanted to know how well people knew the basics about the U.S. Constitution and the Supreme Court.READ MORE: Several People Injured After Tree Falls During West Philadelphia High School Reunion Party At Fairmount Park
More than half of the 800 people surveyed could not name a single Supreme Court justice. Sixty-two percent of those surveyed did not know how many justices were on the Supreme Court of the United States
Forty four percent thought a high court decision could be appealed to the President. But study co-author Linda Wharton says the results aren’t all bad.READ MORE: Eagles Fans Excited For Season To Start Following Open Practice At Lincoln Financial Field
“Eighty-five percent knew that our Constitution could be amended and 75 percent correctly identified the precise process for amending the Constitution.”MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Police Searching For Man Wanted By Special Victims Unit For Incident Involving Woman In Center City
She notes a number of online sites, one put together by retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, that provide information on the Constitution and federal law requires one day a year be set aside in schools to reflect on the document’s importance.