Young Americans trust college profs more than military, police, religious leaders

Young Americans trust college profs more than military, police, religious leaders

[Ed. – Seven out of 10 professors are liberal, so do the math.]

Young Americans show less trust in key institutions, including the military, police officers, and religious leaders, than college professors, a new survey finds.

The results were part of a broad study on “Trust and Distrust in America” conducted in late 2018 by the Pew Research Center. The survey interviewed 10,618 U.S. adults and grouped them in age groups of “18-29,” “30-49,” “50-64,” and “65+.”

The study found that 74 percent of U.S. adults between the ages of 18-29 trust college professors, while only 69 percent, 67 percent, and 50 percent of them trusted the military, police officers, and religious leaders, respectively.

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For each of these three institutions, young Americans exhibited far less trust than their older American counterparts. For example, while only about seven out of ten young adults ages 18-29 are confident in the military. …

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