Confidence in Institutions has crashed

First published January 6, 2024

Gallup has been running this poll since 1973, though today is the first time I saw it. It shows the
precipitous decline in public trust since I was a kid 50 years ago. It is so shocking I had to be sure you
saw it.

I will gloss it for you.

Trust in the Presidency fell from 72% in 1991 to 23% in 2022. Here’s a question for you: if trust in the
Presidency is 23%, how can Biden’s approval rating be 40%? Aren’t they the same thing? 49%
answered very little trust or none.
Trust in Congress has fallen from 42% to 7% since 1973.
Trust in the Supreme Court has fallen from 45% to 25% since 1988.
Trust in TV news fell from 46% in 1993 to 11% in 2022.
Trust in newspapers has fallen from 51% to 16% since 1979.
Only 16% trusted internet news in 2017, but they don’t tell us what the number is now. Should be
lower.
Trust in the medical system fell from 80% in 1975 to 34% in 2023.
Trust in the criminal justice system is now at 17%, though they won’t tell us what it was in 1973.
Trust in big business has fallen from 34% to 14% since 1975.
Trust in banks has fallen from 60% to 26% since 1979.
Trust in public schools has fallen from 62% to 26% since 1976.
Trust in the military has fallen from 82% to 60% just since 2009. That is returning us to 1970’s level of
distrust in the military, post Vietnam. And here’s a strange one: 64% trusted science in 2021, right after the vaccines came out. But they don’t tell us what the number is now. We can be sure that has also tanked down into the 20s.

So that brings us to this question: why is Gallup redacting large parts of these lists? Why the
abbreviated results? Why not give us all years since 1973? We must assume it is because the declines
would look even worse.

You will say these things are cyclical, but these are numbers that have never been seen in the US.
Schools, the media, and Congress have never seen numbers like this.

Plus, I would assume that even given this shocking crash in numbers, the truth is even worse. These
polls are very easy to massage, especially since they only called 1000 people. If they target-call a batch
of known stupid older people—ones who maybe haven’t figured out how to get online yet—they can
increase their numbers here somewhat. Or they can just double them. We have seen these pollsters do
worse things. I think public trust in all institutions is near-zero, and many of these categories must be
in the single digits, as with Congress. We know that with the Presidency, since I have done the math
on that recently. Biden’s real numbers are something like 9% approval. They have no problem
admitting that with Congress, since Congress is there to draw fire anyway. It is just a cardboard cut-out
you are supposed to hate, to aid in the continuing collapse of our system of alleged representation. But
most of these other categories they would prefer to keep high, like military, police, science, and media.
Which is why I think those numbers are still inflated here.

So you can see why the Phoenicians are running scared. This is a complete collapse of the propaganda
machine. Despite having a much more (potentially) powerful media than they had in 1973—because it
is so loud and ever-present—the CIA and its controllers have lost the reins. Covid just destroyed what
little trust was left, especially in the medical system, science, and government authorities. Bill Gates,
Tony Fauci, Albert Bourla, WHO, FDA, CDC, and the health departments are all even less popular
than Congress, and they have to be careful not to be seen in public, lest they be stoned. And as the
bodies continue to pile up from the vaccines, it is only going to get worse.

 

Source: http://mileswmathis.com/gallup.pdf

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3 Responses to “Confidence in Institutions has crashed”

  1. ian says:

    No-one trusted the government in Russia last century, but the Bolsheviks who were mostly a certain group, managed to murder upwards of 80,000,000 according to Solzyenitsin. Being distrustful is no protection, in fact it may be the opposite.

    • pete fairhurst 2 says:

      True, but it is a good indication that the constant brainwashing by media etc is far less effective than it used to be. At least in the USA anyhow. It would be interesting to see a similar survey for Brits

      I suspect that Brits would be less sceptical than the yanks, but more sceptical than they used to be. Yanks have always known that governments are not your friend. Whereas many dumb assed Brits still seem to think that governments take decisions on behalf of the people, rather than the oligarchs who run the show

      • ian says:

        ” Whereas many dumb assed Brits still seem to think that governments take decisions on behalf of the people, rather than the oligarchs who run the show”. Indeed they do Pete, while they’re sneered at as surplus thick vermin useless eaters in need of culling.