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Military Tops Public Confidence List in New Gallup Poll (June 2005)
American Forces ^ | June 3, 2005 | Donna Miles

Posted on 10/31/2005 7:33:51 PM PST by george76

The American public has more confidence in the military than in any other institution, according to a Gallup poll ...

Seventy-four percent of those surveyed in Gallup's 2005 confidence poll said they have "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in the military - more than in a full range of other government, religious, economic, medical, business and news organizations.

This year's 74 percent confidence level exceeded that of all 15 institutions included in the 2005 survey.

Police ranked second, with 63 percent of responders expressing "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in them.

Organized religion rated third, with 53 percent of responders expressing high confidence, and banks rated a 49 percent high-confidence rate.

The Gallup organization noted that public trust in television news and newspapers reached an all-time low this year, with 28 percent of responders expressing high confidence in them.

(Excerpt) Read more at defenselink.mil ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 173; 173rdairborne; confidence; g75; gallup; gwot; hooah; military; poll; soldiers; troops; wot

1 posted on 10/31/2005 7:33:51 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

Confidence well earned and deserved, IMHO.


2 posted on 10/31/2005 7:35:30 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN - 3rd Bn. Fifth Marines RVN 1969)
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To: george76
The Gallup organization noted that public trust in television news and newspapers reached an all-time low this year, with 28 percent of responders expressing high confidence in them.

Gee, I wonder why?

3 posted on 10/31/2005 7:36:04 PM PST by NewMediaFan (Fake but accurate)
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To: george76
This is some of the best news I have heard in a long time. If the MSM has less than 1/3 of the people believing their lies than they have lost their power. And did anyone else but me notice that all of the items listed over 50% tended to be conservative and with the exceptions of banks, just barely below 50%, all of those below were liberal. OK I know congress is Republican, but between the libs and the Rinos most of the noise you hear from congress is from the left.
4 posted on 10/31/2005 7:40:42 PM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: george76

This is exactly why the Republicans should campaign on how the DemocRats have consistently acted to disenfranchise the military vote.


5 posted on 10/31/2005 7:40:51 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (De gustibus non est disputandum.)
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To: george76

The American people are getting it more and more each day! With this poll being taken in May, 2005, I suspect the ratings for Newspapers are lower today than when the poll was taken. The MSM is living in a bubble that is dying every day. They are destroying themselves with each day that goes by.


6 posted on 10/31/2005 7:40:55 PM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Warthogtjm; Chgogal; DogBarkTree; neverdem; armydawg1
I agree.

Confidence well earned and deserved, IMHO.

7 posted on 10/31/2005 7:41:37 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Ummmmmm... so this was from June. I'm sure this was talked about on all the news broadcasts back then and everyone is aware of this. Why post this old news now? /sarcasm


8 posted on 10/31/2005 7:51:09 PM PST by Rightone
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To: george76
That's after the alphabet Spews Channels and Print Spews trying everything it can to tear the military down with one imagined faux torrid scandal after another. Imagine how high it would be if the media had actually supported the military.
9 posted on 10/31/2005 7:59:51 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

The Liberals' wacky stereotype of military people just joining the military "to go to college" or "because they can't find a job" is the largest load of horse---- I've heard in my 57 years. The "media" is clueless. They know absolutely nothing about the military and it's soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen. Nothing.


10 posted on 10/31/2005 8:09:15 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We Gave Peace A Chance. It Didn't Work Out. Search keyword: 09-11-01.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I've known that like you for 57 soon 58 years as well. Worst part is they for the most part are too stupid to hire retired military to cover the military in the field, and in the pentagon; unless it's someone like Gen Clark. They need to hire Retired NCO's to cover the stories and not pampered princes fresh out of the pentagon.


12 posted on 10/31/2005 8:13:31 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; Chieftain

Now if we can just get MORE military on the air and in news articles...wait...what am I saying? they would have to go through the MSM.

In light of the leftist, anti military MSM running the show...the favorable rating can be construed to be EVEN HIGHER for the military. After all, they can hardly get their great story OUT and the american people STILL RATE THEM THE HIGHEST!


13 posted on 10/31/2005 8:14:57 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Just call me a cynical right wing nutjob!)
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To: NewMediaFan

Did anyone notice that the date on the article was June, 2005? First I heard of the poll. Good thing there's no media bias...


14 posted on 10/31/2005 9:00:17 PM PST by Left2Right
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To: george76

Nice to hear some good news for a change!


15 posted on 10/31/2005 9:23:52 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: george76

I can hear more leftist's heads exploding..
Their attacks since the 60's have failed....

Now all we can hope for is the loony left going Postal, doing something stupid and agressive - providing justification to finally shoot their sorry asses..

That would be good...

Semper Fi


16 posted on 10/31/2005 9:36:27 PM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: SandRat
LOL....and this is Sandrat for Fox News.....film at eleven !

I like it !, good idea Sandrat !

Hey FNC ya listening ? And I don't mean professional "military" pundits who have consulting businesses to promote with their own personal agenda. Just get the noooze, report whats going on without compromising the mission or the troops. Trust, respect and honesty will get ya the good stories........
17 posted on 10/31/2005 9:46:26 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. ©)
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To: george76
Wonderful to hear/read!

God forbid this would have been touted like every other poll, boosting the morale of the troops.

18 posted on 10/31/2005 10:10:51 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! WBB lives on.)
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To: george76

BUMP


19 posted on 10/31/2005 10:31:50 PM PST by cgk (Delay/Weldon '08: That's the ticket!)
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To: george76
public trust in television news and newspapers reached an all-time low this year

Think they'll notice?

20 posted on 10/31/2005 11:21:09 PM PST by Just Lori (Tony Schaeffer, Curt Weldon, Able Danger....... PAY ATTENTION.)
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To: george76

I wonder how long Gallup has been including the military in the answer options.

Kudos to: the CIC, the SecDef, and all those who serve. I'll even throw in a handclap or two for Congress, for funding military ops adequately.


21 posted on 10/31/2005 11:21:29 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: george76

We get similar figures here in Australia. It makes our lefties a sad panda...


22 posted on 11/01/2005 12:17:25 AM PST by Dundee (They gave up all their tomorrows for our today’s.)
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To: george76
Take that John Kerry!

POS

(and I'm trying to be polite)

23 posted on 11/01/2005 12:19:16 AM PST by Species8472 (If religion is the opiate of the people than islam is crack cocaine)
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To: Old Sarge; MikeinIraq; Darksheare; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Travis McGee

this must gall the Peaceniks to their shallow, frigid little souls


24 posted on 11/01/2005 12:46:13 AM PST by King Prout (many accuse me of being overly literal... this would not be a problem if many were not under-precise)
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To: Squantos; SandRat

I second the motion


25 posted on 11/01/2005 12:47:25 AM PST by King Prout (many accuse me of being overly literal... this would not be a problem if many were not under-precise)
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To: Dundee

what is "a sad panda"?


26 posted on 11/01/2005 12:47:59 AM PST by King Prout (many accuse me of being overly literal... this would not be a problem if many were not under-precise)
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To: King Prout

South Park reference. Look up 'Sexual Harassment Panda'.


27 posted on 11/01/2005 1:16:39 AM PST by Dundee (They gave up all their tomorrows for our today’s.)
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To: Dundee

ah.

http://www.spikedhumor.com/articles/5275/South_Park_Sexual_Harrassment_Panda.html

I see


28 posted on 11/01/2005 1:24:44 AM PST by King Prout (many accuse me of being overly literal... this would not be a problem if many were not under-precise)
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To: george76

Imagine if the military were allowed to do its job and fight without having to worry about offending the sensibilities of the people it was fighting!


29 posted on 11/01/2005 2:19:04 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (All I want for tomorrow is to make it better than today!)
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To: GonzoGOP
but between the libs and the Rinos most of the noise you hear from congress is from the left.

That is not quite accurate. Most of what you hear reported is from the left because the MSM is on the left.

30 posted on 11/01/2005 2:20:46 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (All I want for tomorrow is to make it better than today!)
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To: george76

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL, I bet it's galling to the liberals!


31 posted on 11/01/2005 3:22:42 AM PST by BlessedBeGod (Benedict XVI = Terminator IV)
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To: george76

Oh, boy, that will pi$$ off the anti-war nuts! Good. Good. Good.


33 posted on 11/01/2005 5:45:25 AM PST by expatpat
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To: george76; Laurita; CMS; The Sailor; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; OneLoyalAmerican; bkwells; ..
And now a word from our real Sponsors of Free Speech

The Men and Women who serve,
and have served, our country
are the ones who make sure that
the Politicans and Judges are free to do their job.

We would not have a US Supreme Court
without the protection of the Military.

Politicans and Judges are safe
because of the Military who protect them.

TEST : Call your Senator or Congressman's office
AFTER 5 PM, or on the weekend.
IF you speak to an actual person, ask who's in charge today?

Now look up the phone number
of your local military base.
Call that number 24/7
and ask the live voice you get
to speak with the person in charge.

Send a Thank You while you enjoy your Freedom also.



34 posted on 11/01/2005 7:05:00 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; george76; All
The American public has more confidence in the military than in any other institution


Bump
35 posted on 11/01/2005 7:09:25 AM PST by Gucho
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Good morning, Tonk!

Have a grand day!


36 posted on 11/01/2005 7:11:06 AM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

BTTT!!!!!!!


37 posted on 11/01/2005 7:11:49 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; E.G.C.; bentfeather; Gucho; expatpat

The Winning Team...Lt. Timothy Jon O'Neal (left to right), Sgt. Justin Hormann, and Spc. Christopher Velez.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1512287/posts


38 posted on 11/01/2005 7:51:36 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

BTTT!!!!!!


39 posted on 11/01/2005 8:10:04 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Defenders of Freedom ~ Bump!


40 posted on 11/01/2005 9:37:46 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: george76
The American public has more confidence in the military than in any other institution,

And rightly so!

41 posted on 11/01/2005 11:24:48 AM PST by La Enchiladita (Unforgiveness is a prison.)
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To: george76

I just knew this was true all along. That is why I have not been too concerned about the whacko libbers.


42 posted on 11/01/2005 2:21:36 PM PST by El Gran Salseron
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To: george76

This is an awesome post. I'm printing this one too and sending it to Afghanistan. They will love to see that the U.S. Military has so much public support as opposed to MSM. Yippee!!!!


43 posted on 11/01/2005 9:00:25 PM PST by Chgogal (Viva Bush, the real revolutionary. We're winning the WOT in Iraq! Goodbye Che. Hello W!)
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To: Chgogal

In the Department of Defense there are:

34 - four star generals/admirals

124 - three star generals/admirals

278 - two star generals/admirals

439 - one star generals/admirals

Throw in the U.S. Coast Guard and you have 900 generals and admirals on active duty today. This is roughly the same number of generals/admirals who were on active duty in WWII when our military was 12,000,000 strong.

Given that on any given year 15-20% of those generals/admirals will retire each year it doesn't take much figuring to realize that the number of generals calling for Secretary Rumsfeld to resign is laughable.


44 posted on 04/17/2006 8:45:35 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Yup, have that info already. Boy it's nice to have that info at your finger tips.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1614810/posts?page=99#99

I was flamed. LOL

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1614810/posts?page=5#5

Like your Yale post BTW. :)


45 posted on 04/17/2006 10:44:34 PM PDT by Chgogal (The US Military fights for Freedom of the Press while the NYT lies about the Military and cowers...)
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