Category Archive: anti-government polling data

Jun 05

Poll: Americans view government as greatest purveyor of fake news and recognize press freedom as the solution

Concern over “fake news” has become a major theme of government and government-supporting news media. In recent years, several “fact-checker” organizations have been launched, with major funding from deep state sources such as George Soros and the New York Times organization. In general, such “fact-checkers” label information generated by critics and skeptics of government as …

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May 07

Shock poll: new “Brexit Party” is most popular in European Union

The European Union (EU) was built by a small minority of elites, deep-state billionaires, Bilderbergers and fanatical government trusters. Nowhere did any European voters vote to place themselves under the control of a pan-European government. Elites and government trusters demean anyone who supports leaving the EU as an uninformed bigot. Two years ago when Brits …

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May 01

Faith in Democracy and Government Crumbles Worldwide

Recent global events have shaken faith in governments–and political engagement itself. More than two years after the people of Britain bravely voted to leave the European Union–against the wishes of the entire world political class–British elites continue to stall the move toward Brexit. The Brexit vote was the biggest vote in British history, with thousands …

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Mar 11

Americans increasingly detest their government; but it keeps getting bigger and more powerful

Nick Gillespie of Reason Magazine has documented the increasing anti-government opinions of Americans. “In 1964, according to Pew Research, 77 percent of respondents agreed with the statement that they “can trust the government in Washington always or most of the time.” By 2015, that figure stood at just 19 percent.” A Gallup poll, conducted regularly …

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Feb 27

60 percent of Americans suspect journalists are paid by their sources; they may be right

A new survey by the Columbia Journalism Review in partnership with Reuters/Ipsos has found that the public’s trust in mainstream news media is lower than the public’s trust in any other institution, including even Congress. “For decades, we’ve known that Americans don’t trust the press. What we haven’t known is how people view the makings …

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Dec 02

French citizens protest “climate change” impositions

Thousands of French citizens have taken to the streets wearing high-visibility yellow jackets to protest the government’s burdensome fuel taxes. Diesel and gasoline taxes have increased by more than 20 percent in recent months and the government expects to further increase tax burdens on the population. Just as with the government of Australia, the government …

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Oct 10

Confidence in U.S. higher education plummets below 50 percent

Each year Gallup polls Americans on their level of confidence in various institutions. Just 11 percent of respondents expressed confidence in Congress, which has ranked at the bottom for several years. Also ranking near the bottom are TV “news” organizations (with just 20 % of Americans expressing confidence), the criminal justice system (earning the trust …

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Jul 22

Startling new research: the more government “benefits” a person receives, the more that person hates government

New research demonstrates what most people already know: Government social spending has grown substantially over the past 50 years, even as wages have stagnated. The new book by Cornell political scientist Suzanne Mettler, “The Government-Citizen Disconnect” examines 21 federal programs including Social Security, Medicaid, SNAP, and the home mortgage interest deduction. Mettler finds that 96 …

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Jul 22

Gallup Poll: Literally No One Says Climate Change is America’s Greatest Problem

Recently, during July 2018, Gallup conducted a telephone survey of a random sample of 1,033—adults, ages 18+, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Each respondent was asked “What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?” The thousand-plus Americans gave some 47 different answers. Not one …

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Jul 03

65% of Americans say “the system is rigged”

Many Americans have lost faith in elections and government. A poll by Frank Luntz shows that 65% of surveyed Americans agreed that “the system in America is rigged against everyday, ordinary Americans.” See here.

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