Although it seems at times that Atticus has little support in the community, Miss Maudie assures both Scout and Alexandra that he has more friends than they realize. Maudie tells Alexandra that
"... whether Maycomb knows it or not, we're paying him the highest tribute we can pay a man. We trust him to do right. It's that simple."
The "we" Maudie means are the small but mostly silent members of the community who believe in fairness and judicial honesty.
"The handful of people in this town who say that fair play is not marked White Only; the handful of people who say a fair trial is for everybody, not just us... The handful of people in this town with background, that's who they are."
Some of those people included Sheriff Heck Tate, Link Deas, Mr. Avery and Dr. Reynolds, who were all present the afternoon they visited Atticus on his lawn to warn them of possible hostile interference when Tom was moved to the jail.