34% Separates Trump Voters and Clinton Voters on Trust in a Key U.S. Institution 34% Separates Trump Voters and Clinton Voters on Trust in a Key U.S. Institution – NTK Network

34% Separates Trump Voters and Clinton Voters on Trust in a Key U.S. Institution

Edelman's annual survey on the public's trust in institutions found a major gap between Trump voters and Clinton voters on trust in one key U.S. institution.

By NTK Staff | 01.22.2018 @10:00am
34% Separates Trump Voters and Clinton Voters on Trust in a Key U.S. Institution

There’s a major gap between Trump voters and Clinton voters over trust in the media.

Almost two-thirds (61 percent) of Clinton voters said they trust the media in 2018, while only around a quarter (27 percent) of Trump voters said the same.

That’s one of the key results of a new survey from Edelman, a public relations and public affairs firm. It’s the latest installment of their annual Trust Barometer, a global survey.

In a somewhat surprising result, the Edelman survey showed that both Trump voters and Clinton voters lack a lot of trust in government: only 35 percent in each demographic said they trust government. Clinton voters used to have more trust in government, but that plummeted 22 points with the election of Trump.

Other gaps between Trump voters and Clinton voters are smaller:

  • Clinton voters trust non-governmental organizations (NGOs), like non-profits, seven points more than Trump voters (54 percent vs. 47 percent)
  • Trump voters trust business more than Clinton voters (57 percent vs. 47 percent)

In 2018, it seems media have a crisis of confidence with Trump voters, and government has a crisis of confidence with Clinton voters.

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