Research: Juror Attitudes and Decisions in the Wake of COVID-19

At Courtroom Sciences, Inc., one of our primary goals is to understand the way that jurors integrate case information with their pre-existing attitudes and beliefs to arrive at verdict decisions. We have been asked by defense counsel how COVID-19 may affect future juror decision-making. To help answer some of these client questions, we conducted a national survey in May 2020 of 359 jury-eligible individuals across seven metropolitan cities. Participants responded to a series of questions related to, among other things, their perceptions of various industries, changes in their attitudes after COVID-19, and their attitudes toward serving as a juror in an upcoming case.