Table 7-8
Public confidence in institutional leaders: 2008
(Percent)
 
  Level of confidence in leaders Don't know
Type of institution A great deal Some Hardly any
 
Military 51 37 10 1
Medicine 39 50 11 *
Scientific community 39 51 6 4
U.S. Supreme Court 31 53 14 2
Education 29 54 15 1
Organized religion 20 53 25 2
Banks and financial institutions 19 60 21 1
Major companies 16 66 16 2
Organized labor 12 57 27 4
Congress 10 51 37 2
Executive branch of federal government 10 49 38 3
Television 9 51 39 1
Press 9 45 45 1
 

* = <0.5% responded

NOTE: Detail may not add to total because of rounding.

SOURCE: University of Chicago, National Opinion Research Center, General Social Survey (2008). See appendix table 7-25.

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