Friday, June 10, 2005

Low Expectations

A new Gallup Poll just released of public condidence ratings shows that the written and televised press is enjoying all time lows in public confidence. Big business, the Congress, and HMO's fared even worse. Those having "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in various institutions were as follows;
74% The Military
63% The Police
53% Organized Religion
44% The President
41% Supreme Court
28% Newspapers
28% TV News
22% Big Business
22% The Congress
17% HMO's
Pretty sad, really. The most disturbing number that I see is the Supreme Court's confidence rating of only 41%. Time for some changes, I'd say.

And notice that Big Business and The Congress tied at 22%. Next year they will be grouped together in a single category, called "The Congbiz", where they should be.

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