Am I alone in thinking that 2017 has so far been one crisis of confidence after another?
Apparently not, judging from the polls Kimberly reported on late last night.
The data shows the confidence that Republicans and Democrats have separately for national institutions, including churches/religious organizations, the national news media, and colleges/universities.
Not only is the gap of confidence incredibly wide, but in some cases, it is on the rise. Hardly surprising, but definitely of note.
The fact that polls are indicating a loss of confidence in various institutions is actually comforting to me. When you find yourself at odds with former allies, have your positions unfailingly misunderstood or deliberately misconstrued because they don’t adhere to correct extreme or they don’t pay proper obeisance to the right people, it’s at least nice to know you’re not entirely alone in feeling like things aren’t as they should be.