Jurors’ Attitude About Money

Jurors’ Attitude About Money

Magnus polls mock jurors about attitudes that may impact their views of a particular case.  Jurors’ attitudes about money have obvious implications for their tendencies in awarding damages.  Over the past ten years, Magnus has asked 5,198 mock jurors about their spending habits.  We have found that 47% of mock jurors are self described “free spenders,” while 53% of mock jurors indicate they are “tight” with their money.  It is interesting to note that, even in relatively lean economic times, almost half of the mock jurors polled reported liberal spending habits.  This is an appropriate area for inquiry during voir dire that may be developed into a line of questioning that will ultimately determine whether a juror’s attitudes toward money are beneficial for the plaintiff or the defendant