American Confidence in the Military
From today's Inside the Ring by Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough at The Washington Times:
Gallup was out this week with its yearly poll on which 15 U.S. institutions garner the most confidence of the American people.
Gallup conducted the poll at the height of coverage of Haditha [TW Note: And before Zarqawi's death], the Iraqi town where residents accuse Marines of killing 24 civilians.
Yet, the U.S. military again was the American public's top choice, with 73 percent saying they had a "great deal or quite a lot of confidence in it."
bq. The only other institutions to record a majority of public confidence were the police and organized religion, getting 58 percent and 52 percent, respectively. The lowest-ranking institutions were HMOs, big business and Congress.