We are in turbulent times. Our country is divided. Brexit has consumed the news agenda for the last 2 years and we still have no clue as to what is happening.
However, there are some institutions out there which have remained steadfast in the face of instability and turbulence as has been highlighted by a recent Sky News poll.
As part of the ‘State of The Nation’ poll that was carried out by Sky News, respondents were asked which institutions they had the most amount of trust in.
‘0’ indicated the least amount of trust, whereas ’10’ indicated the most amount of trust.
The institution regarded as being the most trustworthy, was the armed forces. Next down the list was the NHS followed in third place by the police.
After the police, the Royal Family came a close fourth.
However, next on the list and scoring under ‘5’ out of 10 for trustworthiness was ‘charities’ followed by ‘Unions’.
Next down the list was ‘media’ & ‘business’ – both scoring a 4 out of 10 for their percieved trustworthiness.
After business came ‘Labour’ followed closely by ‘Conservatives’; both sitting at 3 out of 10 on the trustworthiness scale.
And, at the bottom of the list, was the ‘Government’ – sitting at under 3 out of 10.
Personally, I am not surprised by the results of this Sky News poll.
The top three most trusted organisations (the armed forces, NHS and police) were bound to come in as being the most trusted institutions because, despite the efforts of some organisations to convince you otherwise, they have no hidden agenda.
I am proud to say that I have served in the police, the RNLI and the armed forces and many close members of my family serve on the front line of the NHS.
In my experience, the integrity of the top three most trusted organisations
During these turbulent times, it would seem that the general public seeks some sort of ‘confidence’ in the stability and the presence of the armed forces, the NHS and the police.
I will admit to cracking out a smile when I saw the police as being the 3rd most trusted organisation because this means that the attempts by some organisations out there to try and stir up public mis-trust in the police have completely failed.
No-one should underestimate the general publics ability to be able to see through the waffle that is churned out by some organisations in order to try and hoodwink them.
And I know for a fact, that the majority of people who serve in the armed forces, the emergency services and NHS knows that the vast majority of the general public DO support the truly remarkable work which they do.
To read Sky News’ full ‘state of the nation’ article, CLICK HERE
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