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New Poll Reveals Americans Overwhelmingly Trust the Military, Not the Media


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.

Sorry, media: When it comes to favor with American voters, press members score low.

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.”

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  • patriotusa2

    I’m one of those 96% that trust the military, but I’m not included in with those who trust the Supreme Court, especially now that Scalia is gone. Insofar as the IRS is concerned, forget it!

    • Drew the Infidel

      Agreed. Great minds think alike, no?

      • patriotusa2

        Indeed they do. :>)

  • Mahou Shoujo

    It could be argued that on occasion the words “military” and “intelligence” could occasionally be used in the same sentence. It is impossible to write a credible sentence using the words “media” and “honest” . Same as “intelligent” and “democrat” can’t be done.

    • Craig

      Ditto, “patriot” and “democrat”… Those are mutually exclusive.

    • Steve

      How about, “The politically correct progressive politician said in the interview that us democrats are all hip to the use of the main stream media when it comes to defending our country regarding counter intelligence. Honestly!”

      • Mahou Shoujo

        Now that democrats are the official representatives of islam to America, their lies are more apparent and frequent.

  • hal8196

    The media ratings will continue to slide, until only the “reporters” themselves and their family members believe their lies. Evil works in incremental steps, and by throwing in an occasional truth, they expect us to believe them.

    • Drew the Infidel

      Agreed. During Vietnam, I held a Top Secret clearance and could walk into the Intelligence Office and read the teletype anytime I wanted. I would read an after-action report of a certain incident and later read the account put out by “Stars and Stripes” and be unable to tell they were of the same occurrence. That was expected since “Stars and Stripes” was a rag full of propaganda fed to the troops. The situation with the media today is agenda-driven BS.

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