Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Americans Are Losing Faith In Many Of Their Institutions
This chart was made from information in the Gallup Poll -- with the most recent being done between June 1st and 5th of a random national sample of 1,027 adults, with a margin of error of 4 points. It shows the difference in the public's faith in certain national institutions between 2006 and 2016.
The most trusted institution is the military, and it lost none of its public support in the last ten years. The institution with the least faith in it from the public is Congress. Congress has lost 10 points in the last ten years. Other institutions losing significant support in the last ten years are -- organized religion (11 point drop), public schools (7 point drop), banks (22 point drop), TV news (10 point drop), and newspapers (10 point drop).
Two institutions should a small rise in faith by the public -- the medical system (1 point) and the presidency (3 points).