Republicans Trust The Church Twice As Much As Democrats Do, Poll Finds

A recent Gallup survey reveals that Republicans trust the Church twice as much as Democrats do.

The Christian Headlines reported the annual Gallup survey showed Democrats trusted the media and public schools more than they trust the church and the police as Republicans do, indicating a wide partisan gap when it comes to confidence in the church and the police.

As per the survey, only 31% of Americans who identify as Democrats have confidence in the police while 76% of Republicans show confidence in local law enforcement. Democrats also expressed 26% confidence in the church while Republicans showed 51% confidence in organized religion.

The survey also showed that 35% of Democrats expressed confidence in newspapers while only 8% of Republicans say they do. While 25% of Democrats show confidence in television news against the 6% of Republicans. Despite these results, Christian Headlines pointed out that both political parties show poor confidence in the media even though Democrats are more likely to trust them.

Democrats also showed 43% confidence in public schools against 20% of Republicans.

As per Gallup, the overall results of the survey show that Americans’ confidence in major institutions in the United States have declined last year.

“Americans’ average confidence in major U.S. institutions has edged down after increasing modestly several months into the coronavirus pandemic last year. Currently, an average 33% of U.S. adults express ‘a great deal’ or ‘quite a lot’ of confidence in 14 institutions, marking a three-percentage-point dip since 2020 and a return to the level seen in 2018 and 2019,” Gallup said.