Monday, March 16, 2009

A nation of cynics?

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"Americans Losing Their Faith in Faith ... And Everything Else":
The longstanding project called the General Social Survey, which has polled Americans about their feelings on a variety of political and social issues for more than 35 years, just recently came out with their preliminary 2008 data. ....

One of my favorite sets of questions on the GSS is one that asks Americans about their degree of confidence in various social institutions....

The only major institution to have gained a statistically significant about of trust since 2000 is the military, which is now the most trusted major institution in the country. ....
FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Americans Losing Their Faith in Faith ... And Everything Else

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