Gallup poll reveals varied levels of confidence in institutions: Congress, military, church, media

     (AP Photo, file)

    (AP Photo, file)

    NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller sits down for his weekly conversation with Gallup’s Frank Newport to talk about trends in U.S. opinion.

    Sunday marks the one year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court  decision that made it illegal for states to block same-sex marriage. New Gallup analysis shows that the percentage of same-sex couples that are married has increased by 11 percent since the decision, and a majority of the public continues to support the decision.

    Gallup’s annual Confidence in Institutions update is out; the military has the highest confidence of any institution tested, and Congress has the worst. Americans’ confidence in the police has made a mild recovery from its drop last year. Confidence in the church or organized religion has fallen, as has Americans’ confidence in newspapers.

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