Not so much disturbing as it is disheartening. Via Hot Air … a new survey called the General Social Survey asking Americans how they feel about a wide variety of issues shows an declining faith in everything from science and medicine to the press. You will be interested in knowing that the American people show the least amount of faith in “The Press”. But organized religion has not fared well either.
So what, you ask, do the American people put their faith in? Well it ain’t the one. Check it out.
The only major institution to have gained a statistically significant about of trust since 2000 is the military, which is now the most trusted major institution in the country . The gain came as a result, presumably, of 9/11, with the number of Americans expressing a great deal of confidence in the military shooting up from 41 percent in 2000 to 57 percent in 2002. The figure peaked at 59 percent in 2004 and has fallen slightly since, but the rating was slightly higher in 2008 than it had been in 2006 before the Iraq conflict had begun to wind down.
If you have the time, it is worth the look.