AZ Snapshot: Government and Politics

Posted on July 13, 2016 • Category: Government and Politics



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Americans’ average confidence in 14 key U.S. institutions. It’s been slipping for a decade, but now confidence in two key institutions are at record lows.

Americans' Confidence in Institutions Stays Low

Gallup Analytics, June 13, 2016

WHY IT MATTERS

It’s hard to imagine a society that is not dependent on institutions – public and private. The most recent report from Gallup assesses 14 major institutions, ranging from banks and Congress to organized religion, the medical system, newspapers and public schools.

THE ARIZONA WE HAVE

Even as Americans regain confidence in the economy and job market, they remain reluctant to put much faith in the institutions that are at the core of society – schools, houses of worship, banks, the military, Congress and all aspects of government.

Gallup does not provide state-specific results for each of the 14 indicators it tracks on confidence in U.S. institutions, but it does provide some comparisons.

 

Confidence in the Judicial System and Courts - Yes

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Satisfied with Public Schools - Yes

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Confidence in Government Overall - Yes

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Confidence in State Government - Yes

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OTHER NEWS

Over the last few weeks


27% Americans' Confidence in Banks Still Languishing Below 30%  
Gallup Analytics, June 16, 2016

 

73% Americans Continue to Express Highest Confidence in Military  
Gallup Analytics, June 17, 2016

 

20% Americans' Confidence in Newspapers a New Low  
Gallup Analytics, June 13, 2016

 

56% U.S. Confidence in Police Recovers from Last Year's Low  
Gallup Analytics, June 14, 2016

 

55% Majority in U.S. Prefer State Over Federal Government Power  
Gallup Analytics, July 11, 2016