confidence

4 out of 5 Americans have lost confidence in TV news


Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
BACK INTO THE CLOSET: Why U.S. reporters are not allowed to write about rainbow events in nations where being gay is still condemned
Depopulation test run? 75% of children who received vaccines in Mexican town now dead or hospitalized
A family destroyed: Six-month-old dies after clinic injects baby with 13 vaccines at once without mother's informed consent
Biologist explains how marijuana causes tumor cells to commit suicide
U2's Bono partners with Monsanto to destroy African agriculture with GMOs
Companies begin planting microchips under employees' skin
BAM! Chipotle goes 100% non-GMO; flatly rejecting the biotech industry and its toxic food ingredients
ECONOMIC SLAVERY FOR ALL: While we were distracted with the Confederate flag flap, Congress quietly forfeited our entire economic future via fast-track trade authority
NJ cops bust teenagers shoveling snow without a permit
Russia throws down the gauntlet: energy supply to Europe cut off; petrodollar abandoned as currency war escalates
McDonald's in global profit free fall as people everywhere increasingly reject chemically-altered toxic fast food
March Against Monsanto explodes globally... World citizens stage massive protests across 38 countries, 428 cities... mainstream media pretends it never happened
Chemotherapy kills cancer patients faster than no treatment at all
600 strains of an aerosolized thought control vaccine already tested on humans; deployed via air, food and water
Italian court rules mercury and aluminum in vaccines cause autism: US media continues total blackout of medical truth
SCOTUS same-sex marriage decision may have just legalized the concealed carry of loaded firearms across all 50 states, nullifying gun laws everywhere
The 21 curious questions we're never allowed to ask about vaccines
Vicious attack on Dr. Oz actually waged by biotech mafia; plot to destroy Oz launched after episode on glyphosate toxicity went viral
Delicious
(NaturalNews) Americans' trust in their news media continues to wane, with a new survey showing that the Fourth Estate is about as unpopular as Congress.

According to the survey, which was taken and released by Gallup, just 18 percent of Americans polled expressed either a "great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in the news medium.

As reported by CNS News, Gallup has been asking this question since 1993: "Now I am going to read you a list of institutions in American society. Please tell me how much confidence you, yourself, have in each one--a great deal, quite a lot, some or very little?"

One of the institutions listed on the survey is "television news." In the latest poll, which was conducted June 5 - 8, just 10 percent said they had "a great deal" of confidence in TV news, while just 8 percent voiced "quite a lot" of confidence in the medium.

Votes of 'no confidence'

As noted by CNS News:

The previous low was in 2012, when a combined 21 percent said they had a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in television news. In 2013, it was 23 percent.

The first year Gallup took its news media survey, in 1993, 46 percent of Americans said they had a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in TV news. Public confidence has not been that high since.

In the 22 years Gallup has been asking the question, in fact, the 18 percent who said they had a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in TV news is the lowest ever recorded.

Gallup interviewed a random sample of 1,027 adults in all 50 states and the District of Columbia for the survey. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points, CNS News reported.

These results mirror those of Americans' confidence - or lack thereof - in their public institutions.

In early June, Gallup published a survey regarding public confidence in Congress. It said:

Americans' confidence in Congress has sunk to a new low. Seven percent of Americans say they have "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in Congress as an American institution, down from the previous low of 10 percent in 2013. This confidence is starkly different from the 42 percent in 1973, the first year Gallup began asking the question.

Just 7 percent of Americans have confidence in the branch of government they are supposed to be closest to.

We are losing faith in our system

But there are other institutions that are suffering a dearth of confidence as well. While faith in the U.S. military is high, faith and confidence in public schools is not.

A 2012 survey - again by Gallup - found that just 29 percent of Americans have confidence in the nation's public schools; that is down 33 percent just since 2008 and is down from 58 percent in 1973.

"Americans have always strived for the best. Our public schools are far from it. Across the country, just one-third of children are proficient in reading. In the urban centers, that number is tragically lower," reported The Daily Signal. "In Chicago - where public school teachers, at the behest of the government unions, are set to strike in order to demand a 30 percent pay raise - just 15 percent of children are proficient in reading."

Banks, organized religion and the U.S. Supreme Court are also suffering a crisis of confidence.

Americans have the best governing system in history but are losing faith in its institutions because they have been hijacked by hucksters, demagogues, frauds and political hacks - not because the system established by our founders is suddenly bad.

Sources for this article include:

http://cnsnews.com

http://www.gallup.com

http://dailysignal.com

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.