A new poll found that Americans don't have much confidence in our institutions, with only the military having the trust of a large majority of Americans. The NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll found that Congress scored the worst, with just 25 percent of Americans saying they have either a "great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in it. Also scoring low were the political parties, with only 29 percent expressing confidence in the Republican Party and 36 percent saying the same about the Democratic Party. The media registered little trust as well, having the confidence of just 30 percent. The scores of other institutions included: the presidency, at 43 percent; public schools, also at 43 percent; organized labor at 49 percent; the courts, at 51 percent; and the Supreme Court, at 59 percent. But when it came to the military, 87 percent expressed confidence, including 53 percent who said they had a "great deal" of confidence in the institution.
Come on... we've lost confidence in leaders like this?