The press still has much work to do in elevating its near bottom “confidence” ranking with the American public, notes Grumpy Editor after reviewing a new Harris Poll.
Utilizing its Harris Confidence Index, the poll --- of those saying “a great deal of confidence” --- gives the press an 11.
That ranks slightly above Wall Street, with a 7, and Congress, at the bottom, with 6.
Highest press ranking in the past decade: 16 in 2002.
Television news, meanwhile, gets 17 in the poll conducted by Harris Interactive between April 9 and 17. That rank compares with a high of 24, also in 2002.
So which institutions rank highest in the latest poll of 2,060 adults?
The military tops the list with 55.
Small business follows with 50.
These are well ahead of third-place medicine with 34.