A national survey by Pew Research Center reveals how distrustful the
American public feels about the media; 65
percent say the national news media impacts
the country negatively.
Among conservative Republicans and Republican leaners, a
whopping 82 percent say the national news media has a negative impact.
Americans simply don’t trust the federal government—only 19
percent believe they can trust the government in Washington to do what is
right, with a paltry 3 percent qualifying that statement as “just about always”
and 16 percent specifying, “most of the time.”
A twenty-two-point rise has occurred among Americans saying
the government needs “very major reform,” from 37 percent in 1997 to
59 percent today. 32 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents
feel anger toward the government; only 12 percent of Democrats and Democratic
leaners agree. 25 percent of whites feel anger at the feds; 17 percent of
Hispanics and 12 percent of blacks agree.
Interestingly, Pew omitted the president personally when
asking what Americans were angry at, though the survey included Congress. The
survey only mentioned Barack Obamawhen
linked with the leftist agenda. Unsurprisingly, among the Republicans angry at
government, 64 percent saw Donald Trump favorably; Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97%,
Ben Carson, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 80% also garnered more
support from “angry” voters than non-angry voters.
53 percent of respondents want a smaller government with
fewer services, while 38 percent desire a bigger government with more services.
87 percent of conservative GOPers prefer a smaller government, 67 percent of
liberal Democrats want a bigger government with more services.
89 percent of Republicans distrust the government, and 72
percent of Democrats agree. On average, 13 percent of Republicans have said,
during Obama’s tenure, that they can trust the government, the lowest level of
average trust among either party during any administration dating back 40
A huge disparity was found that clearly indicates what the
Republican Party needs to focus on in 2016: 94 percent of respondents want the
federal government to protect them from terror, while only 61 percent of
respondents want the federal government to ensure access to health care and 55
percent want it to help people get out of poverty. According to NBC/WSJ
polls over the last 15 years, the GOP has been trusted far more on national
security than Democrats. The disparity has looked
September 2014 R-54, D-16
February 2013 R-45, D-19
June 2006 R-42, D-18
November 2005 R-43, D-22
January 2004 R-53, D-16
December 13, 2003 R-54, D-18
June 2002 R-50, D-11
June 2001 R-55, D- 14
December 1999 R- 46, D-18
Considering that the American public traditionally trusts
the GOP mire on defense and security issues, the party would do well to focus
on guns, not butter.
Pew Research Center
Charitable Trusts sponsors the Pew
Research Center (think tank), a funder for the New America Foundation, and the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.
to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Economic
Policy Institute, the New America
Foundation, and the Sundance
was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society, and is Jonathan Soros’s father.
Count me among those who always
believed that President Obamamade a big mistake when he created the National Commission on Fiscal
Responsibility and Reform— a supposedly
bipartisan panel charged with coming up with solutions to the nation’s long-run
Ryan is a member of the National
Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, and a member & speaker
for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Soros is George Soros’s son, and
a director at the New America Foundation.
Mathews was a senior fellow at the New
America Foundation, and a reporter for the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
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