Monday, July 31, 2006

American Public Trusts Our Military and Police

In June, USDoD released this press release via the Armed Forces Information Service. It seems that, according to a Gallup poll conducted in May of this year, 74% of those who took part in the survey said that they "have "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in the military - more than in a full range of other government, religious, economic, medical, business and news organizations." Police officers ranked second in the poll, gaining 63% confidence level. Both the military and police officers ranked above banks and even organized religion.

Surprisingly (that's sarcasm, folks), big business and Congress tied for the second and third lowest rankings in the poll.

Who was the lowest?

Yup, you guessed it: mainstream media, such as television and newspapers.

Now raise your hand if you've heard anything about this poll before now.

I didn't think so.

3 Comments:

Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

Hands lowered...good on u for this find!...great to know too! :)

6:56 PM  
Blogger MajorDad said...

Haven't heard anything recently, but for the past few years I seem to remember hearing something like this before.

I'm not all that surprised though...we as a group tend to have the "t's" crossed, "i's" dotted and our bowel movements pretty much together. Is there any doubt that when LTG Honore hit New Orleans last that things started getting better?

As far as the media goes...I can definitely say that they'd be at the bottom of my list, although the running for that bottom slot's pretty tough. Lawyers, ex-wives, and loan officers at used car dealerships are shooting hard for the basement.

See you on the high ground.

MajorDad1984

7:40 PM  
Blogger Cop the Truth said...

I completely agree with your bottom slot assessment, and the winner changes from day to day.

10:32 PM  

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