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475. Public Confidence Levels in Selected Public and Private Institutions

[Based on a sample survey of 2,719 persons 18 years old and over conducted during the spring and subject to sampling variability; see sorce]

 
Level of confidence Level of confidence
Institution
A great Quite Very Can't say/ A great Quite Very Can't say/
deal a lot Some little no answer deal a lot Some little no answer
 
Religious organizations 23.6 31.1 31.3 12.3 1.7 31.9 29.5 26.7 9.7 2.1
Higher education (colleges or univ.) 18.3 38.7 28.3 7.5 7.1 22.9 35.6 26.6 8.1 6.9
Private elementary or secondary education 15.1 35.3 33.4 9.7 6.5 17.0 33.8 32.5 10.3 6.4
Youth development and recreation organizations 14.8 35.2 32.7 11.6 5.7 33.0 38.9 20.1 4.9 3.0
Federated charitable appeals 12.6 26.3 34.9 21.6 4.5 16.1 28.8 33.2 16.4 5.6
Health organizations 10.8 28.2 42.0 15.9 3.1 15.0 27.5 35.4 12.8 9.3
Environmental organizations 9.4 23.1 41.0 20.3 6.2 13.3 25.7 36.0 15.8 9.2
Human service organizations 9.1 28.1 42.6 15.1 5.0 29.0 38.7 23.6 5.5 3.2
Recreational organizations (adult) 7.8 27.5 41.9 13.4 9.4 19.9 38.2 30.2 7.3 4.4
Arts, culture, & humanities organizations 9.3 26.7 39.8 14.3 9.9 16.6 34.0 32.3 11.1 6.1
Private and community foundations 7.6 24.0 42.3 13.5 12.6 8.7 26.5 36.2 12.5 16.2
Public /society benefit organizations 1 7.5 22.7 43.4 20.8 5.6 10.9 22.5 41.4 18.4 6.8
International/foreign organizations 6.3 19.1 37.5 24.2 12.8 7.7 19.9 38.5 20.9 13.0
 
Small businesses 15.3 40.8 32.6 7.6 3.6 16.4 38.1 33.4 8.7 3.5
Military 16.9 37.0 31.0 12.1 3.1 22.2 35.0 29.4 10.8 2.6
Public higher educ. (colleges or univ.) 15.0 36.4 34.2 11.6 2.8 19.1 42.4 28.7 7.4 2.4
Public elementary or secondary education 13.3 31.7 37.2 15.3 2.4 15.9 35.0 32.6 14.9 1.5
Organized labor 6.6 17.7 40.9 29.3 5.6 9.9 18.1 39.1 27.5 5.4
Media (e.g. newspapers, TV, radio) 6.3 22.7 39.5 29.7 1.8 7.6 20.7 37.4 32.5 1.8
Work-related organizations 6.1 21.5 47.2 17.4 7.9 6.6 23.5 47.1 14.7 8.2
Major corporations 4.9 18.7 44.2 27.4 4.8 7.4 21.5 43.5 23.0 4.6
State government 4.1 22.2 44.9 26.4 2.5 7.9 23.1 45.0 21.6 2.4
Organizations that lobby for a particular cause 4.0 15.7 42.7 29.5 8.1 5.3 15.6 42.6 28.1 8.4
Political organizations, parties 3.8 10.8 39.2 42.6 3.7 4.3 14.5 37.3 40.5 3.4
Local government 5.4 25.9 43.3 23.1 2.3 8.7 24.1 42.8 22.0 2.4
Federal government 5.2 17.5 43.9 31.1 2.2 7.9 19.5 43.4 26.9 2.3
Congress 3.4 12.4 41.7 39.0 3.5 6.4 15.8 40.2 34.9 2.7



1 Civil rights, social justice, or community improvement organizations.
2 Culture exchange or relief organizations.

Source: Saxon-Harold, Susan K.E., Murray Weitzman, and the Gallop Organization, Inc., Giving and Volunteering in the United States: 1999 edition. (Copyright and published by the Independent Sector, Washington DC 2000.



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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