(POLL) Voters lost trust in ‘experts’ after Covid-19 pandemic

More than three years after “15 days to slow the spread” of Covid-19, most voters have less trust in government health experts – and in the news media, too.

That’s according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national poll.

The survey found that 50% of likely U.S. voters say the way the government handled the Covid-19 pandemic has caused them to have less trust in public health officials.

Conversely, 30% say the government’s pandemic response caused them to have more trust in public health officials, while 18% say it did not have much impact. 

Over half of the voters, 53% said the way the news media covered the Covid-19 pandemic caused them to have less trust in the news media.

Just 23% say the pandemic coverage made them trust the media more, while 22% say the coverage did not have much impact on their trust in the news media.

To see survey question wording, click here.

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9 thoughts on “(POLL) Voters lost trust in ‘experts’ after Covid-19 pandemic”

  1. Thanks for this post, I was starting to feel like I was the only one who doesn’t believe all the lies the Government is feeding the public about this flu virus. We’ve been dealing with flu’s for decades.

  2. The states, even RINO Indiana, are handing over more control to their career “health” bureaucrats. Now that we know the end game is to force the unbelievably high number of vaccines on babies and force us to take experimental and secret ingredient injections? Most of us that read investigative journalism by Ms. Attkisson and others also know the medical profiteers spread their wealth to bureaucrats and politicians, they EARNED zero creditability.

  3. Am I the only one who’s shocked that not more than 50% of Americans lost trust in the govt? Especially after these past 3 years? Just 50%? I would have expected at least 80%.

  4. Thomas Joseph Hussman

    Every single time a person like Fauci tells a lie, public trust in government is chipped away. Every time a lawyer tells a lie, the legal system erodes. When a police officer tells a lie (Attention Salida Colorado Police Department) the trust in humanity receives a direct hit. Telling lies and their fallout was succinctly pointed out by Russian Statesman and former political prisoner Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn when he desribed why the USA will fall. In a speech at Harvard, Aleksandr said in summary, America will fall because it lacks civic courage. Liars are cowards! I submit that every time anyone from government tells a big lie or a little white lie, a little bit of freedom is gone with the wind. Do you want to send another innocent person to prison, as Solzhenitsyn was? If you do desire such a monstrosity, recall the words of God – VENGEANCE IS MINE SAITH THE LORD Paul’s letter to the Romans 12.

    1. Several times in his letters, Paul called upon us to stand firm in our faith. To have courage. It’s what I keep saying to myself each day that another frightening attack on our liberties and foundational values occur.

  5. If you are worried about the country being taken over by the communists, your waiting is over with. Anyone who believes a single word our current government says needs to reevaluate the position of their head. I agree with Anne. It’s absolutely shocking that it’s only 50% and anyone who says, “The American people aren’t stupid” should think again.

  6. Yes these comments give much insight into the reality we live within. At the same time I am thinking it not surprising (the % aspects) because so many Americans get their “info” from only mainstream tv media news which in large part follows the dictates of our policy makers, not authentic evidence-based facts accessed with effort from other sources courageously made available by independent journalists who often are ignored/suppressed/cancelled. These journalists along with other honest doctors and scientists are today’s HEROES and to them we owe deep GRATITUDE. They risk retaliation and job loss. So as a result, gradually people ARE learning the TRUTH. Oh and BTW: I wasn’t surveyed so that increases the good results.
    Hang in there,everybody!
    Keep the faith and have hope! ❤️?

  7. Thank you for reporting, with overwhelming evidence, on what many of us see by experience, on this issue, and the many other issues you have covered

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