AMERICAN SURVEY - What Do We Trust In?
WHOM DO YOUR NEIGHBORS TRUST?
A deficit of trust
"Americans have always feared a 'TOO large, TOO powerful government' and of concentrations of power generally ... but currently, there are three other factors at work," says William Galston of the Brookings Institution, a White House adviser to President Clinton and co-author of Democracy At Risk.
* * "Trust in government is at a very low ebb ...
* * A firm conviction that spending is out of control,
* * That government is 'broken', has lost its way, and doesn't know what it major purposes are.
These beliefs absolutely trump everything else."
About 8 of 10 Americans say "Federal Government is expanding too fast, and it's too large, and the health care bill - even if well-intentioned - will be a disaster if not repealed."
"We are quickly moving into becoming a socialist state, and that's something most working Americans definitely do not want to see happen."
Amazingly, we are at a serious crossroads in the USA:
FACT: 51% of Americans work and pay income taxes;
FACT: 49% of Americans do NOT work and pay NO income taxes;
SURVEY QUESTION ASKED: How much trust or confidence do you have in...
* God: 97% (3% just sometimes, emergencies)
* American Military: 90%
* Churches in general: 72%
* One's local government: 70%
* American people as a whole: 69%
* Your own state government: 52%
* The U. S. Supreme Court: 66%
* Executive Branch, President: 49%
* Politicians in general: 47%
* Modern mass media: 43%
* Public Schools: 39%
* U.S. Congress, House and Senate: 36%
Source: Gallup Poll of 1,019 adults taken Sept. 13-16. Margin of error +/-4 percentage points.
A BIGGER OR SMALLER GOVERNMENT?
What's the federal government DOING that it should NOT be doing? The TOP FIVE FAILURES
1 - Spending TOO MUCH!
2 - Overtaking health care
3 - Overtaking GM. AIG, banks and etc.,
4 - Raising taxes
5 - Partial Viet Nam type War in Afghanistan
What's the federal government NOT doing that it SHOULD be doing? The TOP FIVE FAILURES
1 - Create Jobs, Repair the Economy,
2 - Secure Borders, control illegal aliens,
3 - Focus in the Nation, not baseball & steroids, having comedians address Congress,etc., - get serious - like our problems are!
4 - Return Education responsibility to Local Levels!
5 - Balance Budget
USA TODAY/Gallup Poll of 1,019 adults taken Sept. 13-16. Margin of error +/- 4 percentage points.
COPYRIGHT (c) 1977 Cambridge Theological Seminary
FROM: IAIA Accreditation TO: Dr. D. James Kennedy: Can you be as Bold as Him?
FROM: IAIA Accreditation TO: Cambridge Theological Seminary, USA
FROM: IAIA Accreditation TO: Free Ordination-1 by Cambridge Theological Seminary
FROM: IAIA Accreditation, TO: Religious Degrees, Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate
FROM: IAIA Accreditation, TO: A few Recent Ministry Partners
FROM: IAIA Accreditation,
FROM: IAIA Accreditation, TO: Ministers Main Page
FROM: IAIA Accreditation, TO: Home-Based-Ministry: Serve God, Make Money, Save Taxes
FROM: IAIA Accreditation, TO GENERAL HOME PAGE
FROM United FOR Christ GLOBAL: TO MINISTERS HOME PAGE
Most Important Questions You'll Ever Answer? Do you understand "Eternal Life as God's FREE GIFT" - Unearned and Undeserved? "Eternal Life as God's FREE GIFT!"
Do you know FOR SURE that you have Eternal Life: Here & Now?
"Eternal Life: Here & Now FOR SURE!"
In 'VERY FEW MINUTES' ... you can Know for Certain if you're saved ... or not! In 'TWO MINUTES' - Know if you're Saved or not!
Search Web's Most Comprehensive Christian Site All-Things-Bible, Church, History, Leadership, Psychology, Politics, Science, Health, Sermon Resources, "Starters", Illustrations & Stories, Humor, Quotes, Sermons (Audio & Print) From Ancient Rome, Greece & Jewish History to Latest News Headlines!