According to a recent survey conducted by NORC, a project of the University of Chicago, Americans’ confidence in all three branches of federal government is at an all-time low.
The survey’s results revealed that 23% of Americans trust the Supreme Court, only 11% trust the White House and a paltry 5% have confidence in Congress. A key benchmark in the study showed, on the other hand, that 50% of Americans have confidence in the military.
Among the findings it was clear that approval of the Supreme Court is at a 40-year low and that the lack of confidence crosses party lines. Similarly, nearly all respondents expressed some level of distrust in Congress, especially younger voters.
But the scrutiny wasn’t limited to government. A record low number of respondents indicated no confidence in the media with only 10% trusting anything that comes from television news.