Who you’re gonna trust?

    The military is at the top of the list when it comes to public confidence, closely followed by small business, the police, church and our medical system. Congress is at the bottom of the trustworthiness list. When it comes to what worries Americans the most, it’s all about the lack of money, joblessness and the rising cost of living.
    That and more in this week’s What Are We Thinking with Frank Newport, editor in chief of the Gallup Poll and WHYY’s Dave Heller.

    The military is at the top of the list when it comes to public confidence, closely followed by small business, the police, church and our medical system. Congress is at the bottom of the trustworthiness list.  When it comes to what worries Americans the most, it’s all about the lack of money, joblessness and the rising cost of living.

    This week on What Are We Thinking:

    1.     More on Gallup’s annual “Confidence in Institutions Study.”

    2.     Congress has the lowest confidence ratings from the American public? Why?

    3.     A decreasing trust in television news

    4.     Any change in the number of uninsured Americans?

    and more.

    [audio: gallup20100730.mp3]

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