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N.C. trusts military, not Wall Street

North Carolinians trust the military and distrust Wall Street.

A recent survey by the Elon University Poll found that around 90 percent gave high marks to the military, small businesses, medical doctors and colleges and universities.

At least 75 percent gave high marks to the U.S. Supreme Court and public schools.

Around 70 percent also trusted organized religion and the White House.

Around 50 percent trusted law firms, banks, T.V. news, Congress and labor unions, though roughly equal numbers had no confidence in T.V. news, Congress, and labor unions.

The military scored the highest, with 3.9 percent saying they had no confidence, 25.8 percent saying they had some confidence, 68.8 percent saying they had a great deal of confidence and 1.4 percent saying they didn't know.

Wall Street did the worst, with 60.4 percent saying they had no confidence, 33.1 percent saying they had some confidence, 2.8 percent saying they had a great deal of confidence and 3.7 percent saying they didn't know.

The live survey of 356 North Carolina residents was conducted April 19-23. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 5.3 percentage points.


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Re: N.C. trusts military, not Wall Street

Polls like these are rather silly. People should be judged on their own records, not as a group. That having been said, notice how nonsensical these group judgments are. For example, how can we trust the military if we cannot trust the politicians who have the constitutional responsibility to regulate the military? After all, civilian politicians control the military (and that is the way it should be).

Re: N.C. trusts military, not Wall Street

Another "famous" Elon Poll without the demographic data to back its findings.

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