Americans Have Lost Confidence … in Everything

U.S. Capitol Building

Americans have little confidence in most of their major institutions including Congress, the presidency, the Supreme Court, banks and organized religion, according to the latest Gallup poll.

“Americans’ confidence in most major U.S. institutions remains below the historical average for each one,” a Gallup spokesman said in a news release. Only the military, in which 72 percent of Americans express confidence, up from a historical average of 68 percent, and small business, with 67 percent confidence, up from 63, are currently rated higher than their historical norms. This is based on the percentage expressing “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in these institutions, the Gallup spokesman said.

Only 8 percent have confidence in Congress, down by 16 points from a long-term average of 24 percent – the lowest of all institutions rated.

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  1. The problem is the monopoly on state run elections that favor the Republican and Democrat parties over any independent effort to buck the control these parties have over the Congress long term.
    The current situation with illegals being favored by the Federal Government is one reason why no one has faith in government.
    There is so much wrong with this situation legally that it is pathetic.
    The violations of law are compounded. Yet we have no judges out there with the guts to buck the government?
    We have no judges willing to say: the law is being broken here, why are we not enforcing the law?
    The blatant ignoring of the tax code alone should be bringing all kinds of legal action against the Obama Administration and the people supporting the illegals.
    Yes, foreigners have to pay taxes on their income.
    Yes, foreigners of age have to register for the draft.
    If you do the crime, you have to do the time whether you are a citizen or not.
    The people hiring illegals also have to do the time for the crime of income tax evasion.
    Instead they are often slapped with a fine and let go to do it again.
    We have numerous incidents of armed robbery by people that are illegally here. Same people are let go after being caught?
    No wonder no one has much faith in the court system or the federal government at this point in time.

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