Voter Trust in Institutions Heading for Zero

Take a look at this chart and ask yourself these questions: first, why the long, red slide towards zero? Second, what do the bottom nine institutions all have in common, lately? Why might the military be seeing its popularity go up? What would the arrow for “public libraries” or “librarians” look like, if it was there? What are some things libraries could do to NOT join the “slide of the institutions”?

Source: Mehlman, Castagnetti, Rosen & Thomas

Related reading:

Gallup: Libraries More Popular Than Movie Theaters (2019)

How Americans Value Public Libraries (2013)

Public Trust in Libraries

Rutgers Survey: Perception of Public Employees in Local Government

Gallup Poll: Teachers and Judges Popularity Hit New Lows

DOD: Political Activity in the Military


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