U.S. Military Most Trusted Of All American Institutions
Thursday, June 23, 2011
A new Gallup poll finds Americans trust the U.S. military more than any other American institution – namely Congress. According to the survey, 78 percent of those polled say they have a great deal of confidence in the U.S. military. Let’s compare that to Congress, where the Gallup poll showed a mere 12 percent of those surveyed have a great deal of confidence in our nationally elected lawmakers.
The Gallup poll asked folks their opinions on 15 different American institutions – like organized religion, banks, and public schools. The institutions that polled the highest included the police and small business. What’s interesting is so-called big business ranked at the bottom of the list, right above Congress. (Read more)