July 5, 2022
Confidence in U.S. Institutions Down; Average at New Low Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup Americans are less confident in major U.S. institutions than they were a year ago, with significant declines for 11 of the 16 institutions tested and no improvements for any.
Times Opinion focus group: Is Liz Cheney Politically Brave? Joe Manchin? Mike Pence? 10 Voters Debate Courage. Patrick Healy & Adrian J. Rivera, New York Times In our latest Times Opinion focus group, a mix of 10 Democrats, independents and Republicans said they were hungry for leadership. They admired people they saw as patriots, like Ms. Cheney, President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine and, in some cases, President Biden for making the hard call to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan. We wanted to understand how Americans saw political bravery and courage — and who they saw displaying it — in an era when political posturing, attacks and stunts are so much more common. Trust in Supreme Court falters after Roe decision Yvonne …