Disturbing Report: Americans trust in one another at all-time low

The results of a new AP-GfK poll suggest Americans do not trust each other any more. An AP-GfK poll conducted last month found Americans are suspicious of each other in everyday encounters. Less than one-third of Americans expressed ‘a lot of trust’ in their fellow Americans.

The AP reports:

You can take our word for it. Americans don’t trust each other anymore.

We’re not talking about the loss of faith in big institutions such as the government, the church or Wall Street, which fluctuates with events. For four decades, a gut-level ingredient of democracy — trust in the other fellow — has been quietly draining away.

These days, only one-third of Americans say most people can be trusted. Half felt that way in 1972, when the General Social Survey first asked the question.

Forty years later, a record high of nearly two-thirds say “you can’t be too careful” in dealing with people.

Glenn found this report particularly disturbing because a lack of trust is the last stop on the road to fundamental transformation.

“Here's the problem with this: The last thing on the list of fundamental transformation is a lack of trust in one another,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “If you look back, or if you've ever talked to anybody from any other country, when they come over here, what do they always say? ‘Americans are so great. They're so open. They're so trusting of everybody. We don't have anything like this.’ They come here for the people.”

“America is great because America is good,” he continued. “Once you take away our trust from one another, I'm not sure you ever get it back because it's an innocence. We have never had a government really truly go bad on us, and that's saying something because if you've read Miracles and Massacres, you know we have. We've had the internment camps. It just depends on whether or not you were in a select group.”

So is it possible for Americans to regain trust in one another?

“Now what do we do? What do we do to get our trust back,” Glenn asked. “I contend that's why our summer events are as big as they are. That's why, you know, 50,000 people will travel… because they don't come for me. They don't come for the show. They come for each other. They want to feel that community again. They want to be around a bunch of people that they can trust.”

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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