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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-23-06 07:35 AM
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7. I did find this, when I did this search..."Bush stats trustworthiness"
Released: May 23, 2006
U.S. Public Widely Distrusts Its Leaders

Lichtman/Zogby Interactive poll: Govt., corporate scandals damage public trust in institutions at the bedrock of society.


As an increasing volume of news about political and corporate leaders comes out of investigations and federal courthouses instead of boardrooms and Capitol Hill hearing rooms, a new Lichtman/Zogby Interactive poll confirms Americans are distrustful of leaders across the societal spectrum.


Three out of four (75%) said they trust government less than they did five years ago, just 5% said they think corporations do right by the consumers they are in business to serve, and only 25% feel the reporting is fair and accurate in the newspapers they read or the nightly broadcast network news they watch on television. Nearly 60% said they believe the state of honesty in America today is in poor shape (18% said it is in the worst possible shape).


The poll was commissioned by author and ethics specialist Jim Lichtman. His latest book, What Do You Stand For?, is now available.


Overall, just 3% said they think Congress in general is trustworthy, compared to 24% who said President Bush is trustworthy and 29% who said they can put their faith in the national court system, the survey shows. Corporate leaders in America are nearly as widely distrusted as Congress just 7% said they are trustworthy. MORE...

http://www.zogby.com/News/ReadNews.dbm?ID=1116

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