The latest Gallup poll shows that Americans are becoming more aware of the corruption and decay in our institutions.
Gallup summarizes Americans’ overall confidence in institutions by taking an average of the ratings of the 14 institutions it measures consistently each year — all but small business and large technology companies. This year’s 27% average of U.S. adults expressing “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in those 14 institutions is three points below the prior low from 2014.
Only 27 percent say they have confidence in American institutions, and those 27 percent probably work at one of those institutions.
One thing that I love about the poll is how specific it looks at media. By breaking the categories into “newspapers” and “television news,” we know this is a specific look at the corporate media. If a pollster only asks about “media” or the “news media”, I assume that people are looking at the corporate media and not New Media. But you never know. Gallup makes it easy to get the …
Only 16 percent said they have faith in newspapers–down five points from last year.
Gee! Is this why newspapers are disappearing?
The Establishment Media has suddenly begun questioning the origins of the Coronavirus and if Donald Trump was ultimately correct. https://t.co/lGSKw9PkYK
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) May 27, 2021
Wait! It gets even better …
Only 11 percent said they have faith in “television news”–down five points from last year.
Gee! Is it possible for TV news to influence public opinion anymore?
There are two institutions that Americans have the most confidence in. The top one is small business, with a 68 percent rating. The second is the military at 64 percent, although that’s down five points from last year.
Small businesses make sense. A small business can make almost every interaction pleasant. They care about their customers, and are willing to go the extra mile for them. Big business can be impersonal. press two is for English.
File/Shoppers browse holiday gifts in Mission Hills at Maison En Provence on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in San Diego. (Denis Poroy/AP Images)
Gallup did poll “big business” and found the confidence level fell four points to just 14 percent. It’s a sham.
The police went from majority approval last year (51 percent) to 45 percent this year. Perhaps it was bad PR to harass Jews praying in the China Flu, while kneeling before domestic terrorists from Black Lives Matter?
The public schools fell four points to just 28 percent. The public education system should not exceed zero percent.
Congress was already at the bottom at 12 percent last year and is now at just seven percent.
Under His Frauduculency Joe Biden, confidence in the presidency has collapsed almost as badly as the Biden economy, from 38 to 23 percent–which is, by far, the biggest drop over last year. Second place in year-over-year collapse is the Supreme Court, which dropped 11 points, from 36 to 25 percent.
As working class Americans struggle to afford groceries, gas, and even find baby formula to feed their children, Joe Biden has sent $40,000,000,000. 00 the U.S. does not have to Ukraine. https://t.co/ugwxKxBpDe
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) May 22, 2022
Another reason so many institutions lost faith in the American people …
Have you ever noticed how institutions respond to polls that show a decline in faith in American institutions? As though they are responsible for the problems–you and me.
These corrupt, decrepit institutions don’t have the will or courage to improve. They blame us instead for being “misinformed”, “bigoted”, backward, “cynical” or “partisan.” But THEY’RE NOT the problem. We are the problem.
They are in self-dealing depression and refus to change. We have no faith in them.
I believe that mistrust of institutions is healthy. Institutions by nature are powerful. Power, whether it is political or financial, should be avoided by all people.
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