Small Business, the Police, the White House, Organized Religion and the Television News all soundly whupped organized labor's ass on this one. Fun, huh? Where the fuck do we live? I wonder how high the cast of Top Chef would've scored?
In the latest update, Congress ranks just below HMOs, for whom 13% of Americans express "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence. Big business, the criminal justice system, organized labor, newspapers, television news, and the presidency all receive relatively low confidence ratings.
In contrast, Americans express the most confidence in the military, as they have each year since 1988 (with the exception of 1997, when small business edged it out). Small business ranks second in the current poll, just ahead of the police. These are the only three institutions that for whom a majority of Americans express a high degree of confidence.From 1973 through 1985, organized religion was the top rated institution. Today, just 48% of Americans are confident in organized religion, one of its lowest ratings ever.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Posted by lex dexter
picked this up from a post to Henwood's Left Business Observer mailing list...it's the newest data set from Gallup re: citizen "confidence" in various institutions. Follow the link for more detailed numbers, but here's the bottom line:
Posted at 13:15