Chart of the Day: Crisis of Confidence

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Via Pew, this chart sort of speaks for itself. Support for the nation’s biggest institutions (you can add in the media, if you want) have very steadily declined over the last four decades. When you add in a horrible economy, it’s really no surprise why so many people have taken to the streets to protest over the last three years:

Courtesy of Pew ResearchCourtesy of Pew Research

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