Skip to comments.Congress, Lawyers Least Respected
Posted on 03/20/2006 5:55:36 AM PST by pabianice
MORALE: American Poll Shows Troops Respected Far More Than Critics
March 20, 2006: A recent Harris Poll, asking Americans which "institution" they admired the most, the military came out on top, with 47 percent saying they had a great deal of confidence in the military (38 percent had "some," while 14 percent had "hardly any.") In second place was Small Business (a new category, introduced last year) with 45 percent, then universities (38 percent), Supreme Court (33 percent), medical community (31 percent), and so on to the bottom, where we find the media (14 percent), large companies (13 percent), organized labor (12 percent) and, in a tie at the bottom, the legal profession and Congress, each with ten percent.
The introduction of small business as a separate category resulted in predictable numbers. Small businesses are much more flexible and responsive to their customers and employees. A similar break down of media would be interesting, as small operators (especially those on the Internet) appear to have more respect than the more traditional outlets.
What the troops will find particularly gratifying is that Americans think the least about the people who criticize the military the most.
Only AFTER journalists, news media etc...
It's hardly a surprise that many, if not most, members of congress are lawyers.
They commissioned a poll for this?
"I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University."
--William F. Buckley, Jr.
Since the bill would be written, and voted on, lawyers, I don't see it happenning without a major uprising.
the first thing that we dio is kill all the lawyers... - WS
No surprise here, except for the leftist university rankings.
Very believable in the context of a medical community forced to make liability its first concern.
How in the world did they get 10%? I would have expected 0.
Add bankers to the bottom of the list.
I agree with one caveat. I think a randomly picked Congress would have more respect for our grandchildren. The latest decision our 'leaders' have made is to raise the debt ceiling to nine trillion dollars. If this many dollar bills were lined up end to end it would take one hour and sixteen minutes traveling at the speed of light (186,000 miles per second) to travel from one end to the other. So much for friggin' lawyers.
I don't either unless, by some miracle, a third political party of responsible adults emerges and manages to take control of Congress. But, like I said, it would take a miracle. A major uprising is much more likely.
Been sayin that for 5 years..
As by the way, founders recommended.. just such a restart..
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