Low Confidence Almost Across the Board in Major Institutions
January 16, 2009
That Americans have a low opinion of Congress and the media is nothing new, and in fact the latest IBD/TIPP Poll found that only 12% have much conﬁdence in the former and 15% in the latter.
But a year of trouble has also taken a toll on the reputation of banks and ﬁnancial institutions. Only 15% of those surveyed have a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of conﬁdence in them.
Even capitalism has taken its lumps, with only 25% expressing real conﬁdence in our economic system.
The picture is a little more mixed for the presidency.
The military, by contrast, gets a big thumbs-up from 75%.