Here's an interesting snippet from the Associated Press this morning. They put out poll results from a survey studying what institutions the American people trusted. The results are fascinating.
Of what confidence there is in institutions, the military and small business are at the top in an Associated Press-National Constitution Center poll released Thursday. But even they get very-confident or better ratings from well under half the people.
Blogs, banks and Congress get the most distrust.
What would people change if they were in charge? The poll found growing sentiment for legal protections for same-sex couples, with 58 percent saying they should have the same government benefits as married heterosexuals and nearly as many backing federal recognition of gay marriage.
54% of Americans don't trust blogs or citizen journalists. Only 8% had faith in blogs as a reliable news source. Only one out for five Republicans said they trusted science; the same amount of Democrats had faith in religion.