According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, young U.S. citizens trust their professors more than they trust the military, police, and religious leaders, CampusReform reported.
The survey is a broader study of the “Trust and Distrust in America” carried out last year by the Pew Research Center which included 10,618 U.S. adults and grouped in ages “18-29,” “30-49,” “50-64,” and “65+.”
According to the study, 74% of adults between the ages of 18-29 trust college professors, whereas only 69%, 67%, and 50%, respectively, said they trust the military, police, and religious leaders.
The study also found that young Americans expressed considerably less trust in these three institutions compared to older adults.
While just seven out of ten young adults aged 18-29 trust the military, 81% of adults aged 30-49, 90% aged 50-64, and 92% of adults 65 or older have confidence in the military, police officers, and religious leaders.