You know, if I didn't know any better I'd say that most Americans in the USA are no brighter than your average Republican. What do we love? The military and the cops! What do we hate? Public schools and unions! Grrr!
New Gallup poll on "how much confidence" Americans have in various societal institutions. "I bet I know what came in last—Congress!"- Jay Leno. Right you are, Jay Leno. Congress came in last. But the big picture here is a little disturbing
AMONG AMERICA'S MOST TRUSTED INSTITUTIONS
The church or organized religion
AMONG AMERICA'S LEAST TRUSTED INSTITUTIONS
The public schools
"America: the best at killing, incarcerating, and pacifying people! The worst at educating, informing, and uniting people! America! America! America!" Not a bad slogan, actually.
Still, what a bunch of jerks we are.