Periodically, especially after major elections, the Capital Survey Research Center (CSRC) conducts statewide surveys in Alabama to measure public confidence in national and state institutions. The most recent survey, the Confidence in National Institutions Survey, was completed by CSRC on December 1st. The following findings came from the survey:
• 82% of Alabamians are dissatisfied with the way things are currently going in the country.
• In a ranking of confidence in national institutions, organizations and leaders, the U. S. Military, volunteer organizations such as the Red Cross, and President-elect Obama have the highest “Great Deal of Confidence” percentages. National polls, newspapers, unions, the Stock Market and business corporations have the lowest “Great Deal of Confidence” ratings.
• The highest “No Confidence” ratings include national radio talk shows (Limbaugh and Hannity) and the Stock Market.
• President-elect Obama, Senator McCain and Governor Palin, in that order, all have majority favorable ratings.
• 61% of Alabamians are either “Very” or “Somewhat” optimistic about the new national Administration.
• 53% of Alabamians feel “Very Good” or “Good” about their current household financial condition. Only 10% feel “Not Good.”
I’m not surprised by the findings of the CSRC survey. In fact, the only one that may have changed over the past month would be the feelings in our State about household finances. I suspect if polled today the 43% in December would be much less now.
Source: Capital Survey Research Center
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