Here’s another survey that shows what most of us already know and has been discussed on this blog quite a bit: the “public” doesn’t much like, trust or have confidence in our major institutions. What’s surprising in this study is not necessarily the abysmally low numbers, but the rankings to see who is even a little better than others.
Here’s a quick summary showing those reporting a “high level of confidence” in:
Media — 5%
Corporations — 8%
Government — 23%
Small Business — 40%
Churches — 50%
The question I have is what have the media and big business done to themselves to warrant these incredibly low numbers?