Wednesday, June 01, 2005

The Basic Ranking
Only 3 U.S. institutions out of the 15 included in the May 23-26 poll command a high degree of confidence from at least half of Americans: the military, the police, and the church or organized religion. (In previous years, banks, the presidency, the Supreme Court, newspapers, and public schools have each crossed the 50% threshold.) The 74% rating given to the military continues to make it the institution engendering the most confidence of any of those tested -- and by a healthy margin.
Several organizations are rated highly by between 40% and 50% of Americans. These are banks, the presidency, the medical system, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Close to 4 in 10 Americans (37%) say they have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the public schools.
Roughly one in four have high confidence in television news, newspapers, the criminal justice system, organized labor, Congress, and big business.
Health maintenance organizations (HMOs) are rated highly by only 17% of Americans.

I suppose I could give my anylisis of these numbers but that may be redundant. All compliments of Gallup Pole. Link on side bar.

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