LAPOP, or the Latin American Public Opinion Project, has unveiled a new report in its "AmericasBarometer Insights" series of policy analyses. The latest analysis, entitled "What Determines Trust in the Supreme Court in Latin America and the Caribbean" (or, "¿Qué determina la confianza en la Corte Suprema en América Latina y el Caribe?") discusses public opinion in the region toward the judicial process.
The report author, Arturo Maldonado, concludes that trust in the Court is strongly related to the performance of that country's head of state. He continues that "...this close relationship suggests that individuals do not perceive the judicial and executive branches as entirely independent." The report notes that negative experiences with crime and corruption erode the public's trust in the Supreme Court.