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America is waiting for polite people

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Americans are disappointed with everything. US citizens do not trust not only Mr. Trump. Even less do they believe the media. They do not trust public institutions, they are tired of the endless feuds between Democrats and Republicans. What do the Americans want? Politeness!


America is waiting for polite people


Jessica Taylor Online National Public Radio (NPR) said sadly about the results of the next public survey.

According to the NPR / PBS NewsHour / Marist poll, US citizens are disappointed by the rudeness that rival representatives of the Republican and Democratic parties say to each other. The general tone of the dialogues and the “level of politeness” of the Democrats and Republicans in the capital have “deteriorated” since the election of President Trump. The same poll shows the distrust of citizens in many of the country's main democratic institutions.

Seven out of ten Americans said that the politeness (correctness) situation in Washington had worsened with the election of President Trump. Total 6% said that the tone of communication has improved. Twenty percent say he stayed the same. In 2009, 35 percent of respondents said that politeness in the country deteriorated in the United States after the election of President Obama (the result of a Gallup poll). Eight years ago, 21% of Americans in the relevant survey said that politeness and general tone of speech in the country improved.

Sixty-five percent of respondents say that since November 2016, the Republicans and Democrats have become less helpful in communicating, and only 12 percent said that the courtesy situation has improved.

Lee Miringoff, director of the Marista Institute of Public Opinion, cites the unanimous opinion of the institute council: politeness left the city of Washington.

Few people have a high degree of trust in the social institutions that are the basis of American democracy. The exceptions are intelligence and law enforcement agencies (CIA and FBI), and many trust them only “to some extent”. The number of such trustees does not exceed 60 percent.

Even when President Trump attacked the CIA and the FBI, who were investigating Trump's possible deal with the Russians during the elections, 40% of Republicans said they trusted the intelligence community, and 19% said they "very much trust." Twenty-five percent of Republicans reported that they do not really trust the intelligence community, and 11% do not trust at all. Among Trump's supporters, slightly more than half trust the intelligence community, while 30% believe they trust “not very”, and 14% do not trust at all.

Americans still trust their judicial system, however, 6 of the 10 respondents indicate that they have only "some degree" of trust in the courts. A quarter of people say that they “do not really” trust the judicial system, and 12% state that they have no confidence in it at all.

With other public institutions, the situation is worse. 46% of Americans say they don’t really trust congress. 22 percentages say they have no confidence in the legislative branch at all. Only 6 percent (!) Are inclined to trust the congress fully, and 23 percent also say that they trust “mostly”.

Only 30 percent of all Americans "to some extent" trust the media. 37% do not have confidence in the media. The alignment of parties is interesting: among Democrats, 56% believe that they trust the media, and only 9% of Republicans say they trust the press (59% do not trust). Slightly more than 1 from 4 independent citizens of party preferences of citizens trust the media. 35% said they do not trust the press at all. The same amount said that they do not really trust the media.

Do not really trust the Americans and opinion polls! More 6 from 10 Americans say they don’t believe them to some degree. Half the Democrats say they believe in polls. "Believers" in Republican surveys total 28 percent. Thirty-four percent of independent respondents say they trust public opinion polls, and 63 percent either have little trust, or no trust at all.

A similar picture with the trust of Mr. Trump. More 6 from 10 Americans say that they do not have either much confidence or trust in the Trump administration at all. 69% Democrats absolutely do not trust the White House. Nearly half of independent voters also say they do not trust the Trump administration. At the same time, 47% of Republicans say that they trust the White House completely, and 37% say that they very much trust the administration.

Is the election fair in the USA? Opinions of Americans on this issue are divided. 72% of Republicans trust the elections as they exist. Only 42 percentages of Democrats agree with them.

What about the rights of citizens prescribed in the constitution? Most Americans agree that freedom of religion in the country is in order. At the same time, a slightly larger number of Republicans and independent voters in comparison with the Democrats believe that such freedom is “too limited.” Thirty-four percent of Trump's supporters also believe that it is “too limited,” although 49 percent believe that everything is in order.

52%, that is, more than half of the respondents, said that the right to protest or criticize the government is in full order. On the other hand, 41% of Republicans believes that such a right has become too broad. Just think all 7% Democrats and 11% independent citizens. 48 percent Republicans think that the rights concerning freedom of protest or criticism of the government are all right in the country.

Forty-four percent of Democrats believe that the right to vote in the United States is “too limited,” and 49% note that the situation is in order. 25% of Republicans are confident that the right to vote is interpreted very widely, while 66% believe that all is well as it is.

With regard to press freedom, 46 percent of Republican respondents believe that everything is fine with press freedom. And almost as many (42 percent) believe that freedom of the press in the country is interpreted too widely. Forty-two percent of Trump supporters think press freedom is too wide. The 32 percent of Democrats and the 28 percent of independent individuals are confident that press freedom, by contrast, is too limited.

In the NPR / PBS NewsHour / Marist survey, 1205 adult citizens participated, its error is 2,8 percentage points.

As we see, in many issues related to trust, Americans split into two camps: some believe in their "institutions", others do not. And very often opinions are divided roughly in half. This speaks of the US public split under President Trump. Some trust him, others do not. Some believe the legislative branch, others do not. Some people believe the media, others do not. The same thing happens even with opinion polls.

Far more unanimity Americans show on the issue of external enemies of America. This is where the White House administration and the press tried. Americans believe the press or not, and aversion to Russia is growing every year.

A recent survey showed that 64% of US citizens consider Russia an enemy of the United States. Almost two thirds!

According to the Fox News survey, which resulted in Gazeta.ru, Russia is one of the main enemies of the United States. So say 64 percent of Americans (in 2013, this opinion was shared only by 40% of US citizens).

In the list of "enemies", Russia is now ranked fourth, losing to the DPRK, to Iran and Syria. North Korea is considered an unfriendly country 93% respondent, Iran - 80%, Syria - 76%.

A sharp increase in the negative attitude of American citizens to the Russian Federation occurred after the events in Ukraine and the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula to the Russian Federation. Moscow’s accusations of hacker attacks on the servers of the National Committee of the US Democratic Party have added fuel to the fire, the newspaper notes.

The funny thing is that the "best" for Moscow, as the Americans believe, is ... Donald Trump. 73% of respondents said that the president sees an ally in Russia. Such an opinion of the overwhelming majority is explained by the fact that Mr. Trump, during the election campaign, spoke of the need to improve relations with Russia and intended to “get along with Putin.”

However, it did not work out, and the number of those Americans who consider Russia to be one of the main enemies of the United States is growing every year. Perhaps this figure correlates with the data according to which Americans tend to trust their intelligence community. To the one that regularly informs citizens about “secret evidence”, but never presents them.

America lacks politeness, but it is afraid of polite people.

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  1. Sergey-svs
    Sergey-svs 12 July 2017 06: 51
    +6
    A recent survey showed that 64% of US citizens consider Russia an enemy of the United States. Almost two thirds!


    So what, this “love” is mutual in our country: According to the Levada Center poll, 69% of respondents consider the United States to be the most hostile country toward Russia. fellow
    1. siberalt
      siberalt 12 July 2017 08: 23
      +8
      But what kind of politeness can the descendants of slave owners and slave traders have? They are polite only with those who see the colt behind the belt. bully
  2. Val31rus
    Val31rus 12 July 2017 07: 43
    +1
    The process has begun, the head is almost rotten ...
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 12 July 2017 08: 19
    +4
    Republicans and Democrats in communication have become less gracious,

    The most interesting thing is that both Democrats and Republicans are practically united in their hostility to Trump. A McCain Republican betrays such a mountain that he didn’t even dream of a single president in a nightmare. It remains only to wish both parties to wet each other and as wet as possible.
  4. 0255
    0255 12 July 2017 09: 24
    +1
    Regular slogans about how everything is bad in a decaying USA? And in our CIS countries everything is wonderful, no problems?
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 12 July 2017 09: 48
      +4
      These are not “slogans”, this is really a systemic crisis. Technology "color revolutions" returned to the country of origin.
      I talked with a person who has long lived in the United States on the subject of elections. As he said, the election campaign from the “war of ideas” finally degenerated into a dirty “war of compromising materials." When a candidate, instead of presenting and substantiating his vision of the country's development, is passionate about pouring mud on a competitor.
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 12 July 2017 09: 56
        +5
        Quote: Spade
        I talked with a person who has long lived in the United States on the subject of elections. As he said, the election campaign from the “war of ideas” finally degenerated into a dirty “war of compromising materials." When a candidate, instead of presenting and substantiating his vision of the country's development, is passionate about pouring mud on a competitor.

        In any case, I won’t be surprised if Trump does not spend his time. Too much dirt, unbelief and squabble in the US right now. And there is no unity, which clearly speaks of a crisis both in society and in power.
        1. 0255
          0255 12 July 2017 11: 02
          +1
          Quote: NEXUS
          In any case, I won’t be surprised if Trump does not spend his time.

          Read less propagandists who promised that the evil and bad Hilary and Obama will kill "our" Trump or will not allow him to power. And for us, what if Trump is removed?
          Yes, and Trump continues the typical US policy - bombing Syria, continues to transfer troops to Poland and the Baltic states, plus he plans to increase army spending.
          1. NEXUS
            NEXUS 12 July 2017 12: 34
            +5
            Quote: 0255
            Read less propagandists

            Read more carefully in order to understand the opponent’s thought, dear. Why should they kill or not, Hillary or Obama ... we are talking about the crisis in the United States, both in the government and in the electorate.
      2. 0255
        0255 12 July 2017 10: 40
        0
        Quote: Spade
        These are not “slogans”, this is really a systemic crisis.

        But it seems to me that these are slogans. The collapse of the United States is promised for decades, and where is it? And if in the USA it’s really so bad, as Kiselev and VO propagandists say, I don’t give a damn. We have a lot of problems in the CIS countries, this is much more important than fairy tales about how everything is bad in the decaying west.
        Quote: Spade
        I talked with a person who has long lived in the United States on the subject of elections. As he said, the election campaign from the “war of ideas” finally degenerated into a dirty “war of compromising materials." When a candidate, instead of presenting and substantiating his vision of the country's development, is passionate about pouring mud on a competitor.

        But is it not so in Russia and Belarus? Our politicians do not blame each other for all troubles? VO has already slipped to the level of the Belarusian media - almost every day they write which Putin is good, Navalny is bad, Russians and Belarusians, dissatisfied with poverty and corruption, are agents of the State Department and the fifth column.
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 12 July 2017 19: 13
          +3
          Quote: 0255
          But it seems to me that these are slogans.

          You can, of course, close your eyes and plug your ears, and start yelling "you are lying," since reality does not fit into the theory, but this is your choice, not mine.

          Quote: 0255
          But is it not so in Russia and Belarus?

          Unfortunately, my friend has not lived in Belarus for a long time, and he has never been to Russia. Therefore, it can only judge the situation in the United States.

          Quote: 0255
          Bulk bad

          But this is true. Personally, I realized this for a very long time, when almost unknown to the Natsik Navalny arranged shooting from a traumatic during the "debate" in a nightclub. And he began his ascent to politics, actively stealing what lies badly along the way ...
          1. 0255
            0255 12 July 2017 22: 08
            0
            Quote: Spade
            You can, of course, close your eyes and plug your ears, and start yelling "you are lying," since reality does not fit into the theory, but this is your choice, not mine.

            If the collapse of the United States is “reality,” then when will America fall apart? Why hasn't it collapsed so far, if its imminent collapse has been promised for decades?
            Quote: Spade
            Unfortunately, my friend has not lived in Belarus for a long time,

            Not unfortunately, but fortunately. I know many cases when people left the Republic of Belarus to live in the USA - for some reason no one returned request
            Quote: Spade
            Therefore, it can only judge the situation in the United States.

            but I’m more interested in the situation with us, in the USA I don’t care much. That's just the article how they got it all badly.
  5. Mikhail Maznev_2
    Mikhail Maznev_2 12 July 2017 14: 50
    +1
    The choice for Russia, as well as for the whole world, is simple: to hear and accept the "polite" Word entrusted to me from above or continue to move towards the abyss of a nuclear world war. In fact, it is inevitable due to the refusal of earthlings to follow not their constitutions, but the unified Laws of the Cosmos (God) Law. Details on my channel in YouTube. At the same time, "remember" the true Russian language.
  6. solzh
    solzh 12 July 2017 15: 08
    +1
    A sharp increase in the negative attitude of American citizens to the Russian Federation occurred after the events in Ukraine and the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula to the Russian Federation. Moscow’s accusations of hacker attacks on the servers of the National Committee of the US Democratic Party have added fuel to the fire, the newspaper notes.

    There is only one way out: citizens of the USA and Europe who are tired of all kinds of CIA, FBI, NSA and other ICUs need to arrange a Lynch trial over the above organizations and they will be happy!
  7. Irek
    Irek 12 July 2017 18: 03
    +2
    Need to help. .. f
  8. Essex62
    Essex62 12 July 2017 18: 52
    +1
    Regarding this swamp, once and for all, M. Zadornov spoke out. The diagnosis is this. And it’s not a state at all, in the understanding of people living in these states. What could banduks and scammers, European scum, create? Which was the main argument, and today is Colt / to r Tomogavk ....
    ASP is a platform for a printing press of greenish, cut paper not provided with anything other than UAG and INB
  9. datur
    datur 13 July 2017 00: 16
    +1
    But if you raise ,, REDNIKOV ,, THEN there such a butch will begin !!! MOM Do not Cry !! wink wassat
  10. Winnie the Pooh
    Winnie the Pooh 13 July 2017 03: 04
    +1
    And how the Indians live in oppression there (