Americans lose confidence in higher education, according to Gallup

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Of the fifteen institutions that Gallup explored, higher education fell in a more significant proportion. In 2018 less than half of Americans have confidence in universities.

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Since 2015, Gallup examines the trust that the most important institutions in the United States instill. While the military remains strong in the confidence of the Americans, universities lose credibility.

It is striking that of the fifteen institutions that Gallup explored, higher education fell in a more significant proportion; of having 57% acceptance in 2015, it decreased to 48% in 2018.

The study's experts point out that this decline might be the result of the perception that universities in the US promote political agendas. Added to the series of inclusion controversies in which some educational institutions of the United States have been involved.

Ironically, the military (74%), small businesses (67%) and the police (54%) are the institutions that generate the most confidence. The Congress (11%), TV news programs (20%), the judicial system (22%) and newspapers (23%) are the organizations with the worst rating.

In Latin America, and specifically in Mexico, the perception of universities is not good either. According to an OECD report, 43% of Mexicans are not satisfied with their public education institutions.