When it comes to showcasing what’s most and least important to Americans, nothing reveals the ranges like regard for military, versus regard for media – and according to a new poll, Americans absolutely adore the branches of services.
The pendulum swings wide the other way when it comes to America’s regard for the media, though.
Here are the numbers, in the Fox News survey: Fully 96 percent of America voters have either a great deal or some confidence in the U.S. military.
Another 83 percent say similarly about the Supreme Court; 80 percent about the FBI; unbelievably enough, another 55 percent about the Internal Revenue Service.
The media, though?
Only 44 percent of voters say they have a great deal or soe confidence in the media. Fifty-five percent express little confidence in the media; 36 percent have zero confidence.
What’s more, this lack of liking of the media is hardly new.
From the Daily Caller:
“However, this lack of confidence is not new, but rather a holdover from 2014. Nevertheless, confidence in the media is in general decline, having dropped by 19 percentage points since 2002.
“In 2016, Gallup conducted a survey of Americans’ trust in key institutions and found the military ranked in first place, with 73 percent of American saying they had either a ‘great deal’ or ‘quite a lot’ of confidence in the institution.
“Gallup also found that only 8 percent of the public had a ‘great deal’ of confidence in the media.
“The Fox poll was conducted from Feb. 11-13 based on phone interviews and has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.”