Monday, July 3, 2017

We Don't Trust Much

The Daily Mail (U.K.) has a story about a "who do you trust" poll done by Marist College for National Public Radio. Americans were asked their level of trust in the intelligence community, the courts, fair elections, public opinion polls, the Trump administration, Congress, and the media.

Of the list above, only the first two had more people saying they trusted them a good amount or a lot, than said not very much or not at all. Elections broke even, all the rest were in negative territory - more distrusted than trusted.

The Trump administration was distrusted by 61% which looks bad until you note that Congress and the media are both distrusted by 68%. A confounding factor, public opinion polls are distrusted as much as the Trump administration.

In case you're wondering, I don't trust any of the above a great deal. A possible exception are national elections which are hard to covertly rig because there are so many diverse players in the vote counting and tabulating process. Hat tip to Drudge Report for the link.