According to a September Gallup poll, the judicial branch of government trusts only 53% of US citizens - and this is a record low. Trust in the executive and legislative branches of government also remains close to historic lows. This was told by Jeffrey M. Jones on the site Gallup Institute.
The confidence of Americans in the judiciary of the federal government fell significantly last year, and now a new record is recorded - only 53% of citizens “fully” or “for the most part” have confidence in it.
However, the judicial branch retained a relatively high public trust (53%) than any other of the three branches of government. Today, executive authorities are trusted only by 45%, and legislative authority is generally only 32% (see the graph below, which shows all three branches).
Trust in the US judicial, executive and legislative branches, 2014 and 2015. (Gallup)
Most recently, six years ago, in the first year of the Obama administration, 76% of those polled by Gallup reported their confidence in the judiciary. 61% at the same time trusted the executive. 45% trusted the legislative branch.
Falling of trust in the US judicial branch from 2009 to 2015 (Gallup)
As noted in the material, the decline in confidence in the judicial branch in the United States is likely due to controversial decisions of the Supreme Court in 2015 about legalizing same-sex marriages and federal medical insurance. Democrats welcomed these decisions, but the Republicans criticized. As a result, the approval rating of the work of the Supreme Court among Republicans fell to 18% (in July, 2015). Similarly, Republican confidence in the judiciary collapsed. The fall in confidence was 17 percentage points versus September 2014. The confidence of the Democrats remained virtually unchanged. The confidence of the “independent” has fallen - by six percentage points.
According to sociologists, the decline in confidence in the judiciary over the past few years is also partially due to a number of broad factors. Americans are increasingly dissatisfied with how things are going in their country and how the federal government works. Historical the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage was the last straw that overflowed the patience.
The Gallup survey was conducted using 9-13 September 2015 telephone interviews using a random sample. The survey included 1025 American adults aged 18 and older, living in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia. The sampling error was ± 4 percentage points with a confidence level of 95%.
Rђ RІRѕS, another poll by gallup. It concerns corruption.
It turns out that 75% of Americans are sure that government corruption is widespread in the US government. Three out of four Americans (75%) in 2014 did not doubt that the corruption of corruption widely disbanded its tentacles in the government. The equivalent figure was 67% in 2007 and 66% in 2009.
Octopus corruption in the US government (Gallup)
These figures are higher than some might expect, the survey notes. The lack of improvement "somewhat confuses" sociologists. Among the positive trends, researchers have revealed only one thing: it’s good that the Americans "still feel right to criticize their government fairly freely." In some parts of the world, things are much worse. (Weak, probably, consolation, notes in brackets.)
Surveys were conducted in many countries (see table below), so the results have been summarized only now.
Is corruption widespread in your government? Or not? The answer is yes.
Disappointing life not only in the US, but also in the UK.
As reported from London Reuters, the new opposition leader (from the British Labor Party), Jeremy Corbin, opposed Britain’s military involvement in Syria’s affairs. Half of the ministerial team was already ready to support the call of Prime Minister David Cameron, who wanted to sanction the bombing of IG militants in Syria, but this man’s voice was heard.
Corbin is a veteran and anti-war activist. He believes that the UK should withdraw from the NATO bloc and stop calling militants in the Middle East “friends” (in the original: “Corbyn, a veteran anti-war campaigner”) friends ... "). Corbin received support for about 60% party members.
Of course, such a “left” position received a fair amount of criticism from some media, since the statements of Comrade Corbin are not at all like the policies of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.
The agency reminds that this man left the post of chairman of the public coalition movement “Stop the War Coalition” last Saturday. Earlier this movement published a poetic pamphlet, in which Queen Elizabeth II was called "convicted" and referred to those who "lubricates the mechanism of wars" unleashed by Great Britain. No, no, Corbin did not criticize this poem. The movement, in his opinion, is the most valuable thing that only in British political agitation. But Corbin has a different goal: he hinted that he was not against becoming Prime Minister in 2020.
More details about Comrade Corbin can be found in the newspaper. "The Telegraph". In particular, it is noted here that Stop the War Coalition, among other things, referred to the royal family in verse as “arms dealers” and “friends of tyrants and dictators.”
"The Telegraph" turned to Mr. Corbin for comment, but it turned out that he had already left the chair of the movement, which took four years.
The publication notes that the office of Mr. Corbin refused to criticize the pamphlet, arguing that the Labor leader did not see him and therefore could not comment.
Corbin’s refusal to condemn the attacks against the royal family has outraged even some party comrades. It is believed that the poem, "bloating" the honor of the queen, "offensive" for the British armed forces and many ordinary voters. Party members generally believe that Jeremy Corbin himself does not share the criticism of pamphletists, recognizing nonetheless that with his resignation he "distanced himself" from "the most extreme elements of the anti-war coalition."
Nonetheless, Corbin himself says that he “with pride” has been working on the coalition chairman’s position for the past four years.
While London is shaken by political squabbles, the medical system in Britain is falling apart. Experts speak of a close "collapse."
As they say in «The Guardian» Toby Helm and Denis Campbell, the National Health Service is about to collapse: she has no more than two years to go. The country is waiting for "catastrophic consequences." To save Britain, we need “multi-billion infusions”. Such a “harsh” assessment belongs to the liberal Democrat Norman Lamb, the former Minister of Health.
On the streets of london
In an interview, he accused the British government of dishonesty: they say, politicians do not want to openly admit the scale of the problem.
According to him, a growing number of private companies and other organizations working on social contracts with local authorities refuse to extend the agreement because they are experiencing a “money hunger”: since 2010, medical programs have shrunk from budget cuts by more than 40%. Lamb warns of the consequences: more and more older people will end up in overcrowded hospitals.
If investments are not made in advance in the medical field, the system will face “serious failures”, Lamb is sure. Moreover, in the end "the system will collapse."
According to him, the elderly will not be able to receive the help they need. “People with mental disorders” will suffer the most. It is this category of patients that turns out to be the first in a crisis: cutting back services first of all hits them.
If the situation does not change in the next two years, the entire health care system in the country will collapse, Lamb is convinced. Service will be received only by people with high incomes; all others will get either “bad care” or “nothing at all”. “Such is the reality,” the critic of the government stated.
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Just think, the vaunted capitalist West has yearned for social benefits and desired medicine available to all, even unhappy psychos! However, Mr. Cameron, an evil and cruel deer hunter from London, would rather spend money on Syria bombing, rather than cure his native citizens. Behind the prime minister, the royal family also earned a reputation as a gun trader. By the way, the topical London pamphlets provoked a protest against those who are inclined to sing the deeds of the “armed forces”, which are hardly connected with defense.
As for blessed America, then the people there will soon cease to trust all three branches of government. If today only the US 53% believes the US judicial system, and 45% and 32%, respectively, executive and legislative, respectively, what will happen tomorrow? And it is absolutely scary for the stronghold of world democracy when you find out that 75% of US residents are convinced that the federal government is mired in corruption ...