Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Americans trust Military, Not congress - Poll shows

read from http://pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/127883/

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress may be in the doghouse with the American public, but a new poll suggests that the broader government — especially the military — gets high marks for keeping the nation safe and secure.
What's more, nearly seven in 10 Americans are trying to make things better by volunteering, a sign that optimism survives in a nation riled by partisan policy fights and economic uncertainty.
"It's very healthy because it indicates that although we are annoyed, skeptical and have less trust than we'd like in our institutions, we are not hopeless," said David Eisner, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, which partnered on the poll with The Associated Press. "We believe that the bedrock values and principles that we built our society on are right."
The public's contempt for Congress exceeds that of other American institutions, including banks, major corporations and the media
 http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/sep/13/poll-americans-feel-safe-but-congress-shouldnt/

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