Gallup: Americans have confidence in military, small business … but not in much else

The Gallup Poll regularly tracks Americans confidence in U.S. institutions. It can be bleak work, as this recent survey shows. 

Americans’ confidence in most major U.S. institutions remains below the historical average for each one. Only the military (72%) and small business (67%) — the highest-rated institutions in this year’s poll — are currently rated higher than their historical norms, based on the percentage expressing “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in the institution.

We recommend reading the article. Here’s the rankings table. 

Confidence in U.S. Institutions Still Below Historical Norms


They didn’t ask about state government. But it’s a safe bet that confidence in the state legislature would increase if lawmakers were able to reach a budget agreement this week.