For all the usual hopes of renewal and a fresh start a new year traditionally brings with it, 2019 did not get off to a very auspicious beginning.
A pesar de todas las habituales esperanzas de renovación que un nuevo año tradicionalmente trae consigo, 2019 no ha comenzado bien.
A recent survey on the public’s view of national institutions elicited headlines that suggested a tale of backwardness and ignorance. One example: “Majority of Republicans Think Higher Education is Bad for America.”
The reality is more complex.
This is the summer of our discontent. As Americans celebrate July 4, they are mad at their leaders, mad at their government and mad at each other. A recent Pew poll finds that “public trust in government remains near historic lows.” Just 20 percent of Americans trust the government to “do the right thing just about always or most of the time.” The comparable figures were 40 percent in 2000 and almost 80 percent in the early 1960s. There has been a long-term loss of trust.
America as divided as ever after first 100 days of Trump Presidency, as reported in The Guardian