Thursday, June 6th, 2013
Sitting among a list of ten US institutions, including the federal government, large corporations, and the IRS, 67% of those polled answered that they had “a great deal” or “quite a bit” of confidence in the military. The auto industry came in second place in the survey, at just 29% confidence, and the embattled IRS sat at just 10%.
It should be noted, however, that this 67% confidence figure for the military actually represents a recent decline in support:
But it’s not all good news for the military. Its number is down from 76% the last time the question was asked in the poll, in May 2012. And it marks an 18-point drop in confidence since January 2002, several months after the Sept. 11 attacks, when the reading stood at 85%.
The survey results showed a disparity in the decline in military confidence between men and women, with a 6% decrease for men and a 12% decrease in women.