PITTSBURGH (Sep. 30)
A pilot study of the attitudes of jurors has shown that Jews are generally good jurors because of their compassion and sympathy, the Jewish Chronicle here reported today.
The study was made by Arthur Gatz, Jr. , an attorney of this city, to aid trial lawyers who need the information when engaged in helping to pick juries. Mr. Gatz said that, unlike other groups, Jews have no bias against persons who are wealthy. Jews, however, do show bias in favor of persons with a higher education, he reported.
The survey is the result of 18 months’ study, and will go into the subject of bias among jurors in greater detail, the attorney said.