Who’s Trusted the Least

We’ve shown you many times here that trust in institutions – non-governmental organizations, big business, news media and government – is at generally historic lows. Recent Pew research into trust finds some interesting variations like public school principals being the most trusted and ethical by several barometers. Police are ranked in trustworthiness almost as much as school principals by white people but that belief drops significantly when Hispanic or black Americans are asked. Pew also confirms government trust is at or near historic lows, but the divide is stark between Congress and local officials – higher with local officials and much lower for Congress. Read More…