But there's another interesting graphic in the study, which has been reported in the past but is still important. When asked about specific institutions the press, the executive branch, and Congress all ranked dead last. Who do Americans continue to trust the most? The military.
So let's review; military good, press bad.
So when you want the true story of the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan, it's easy to see where to turn. Milbloggers. Actual men and women in uniform, many of them serving in the combat zone, telling what they see and hear.
If you've never read a milblog, or aren't very familiar with them, the best place to start is The Mudville Gazette. Every day or two, they feature the Dawn Patrol, a roundup of the best or most interesting writing from milbloggers focusing on deployed bloggers.
As the media is slowly starting to admit progress in Iraq, and the MoveOn party still vehemently denying any progress at all, get your news from the source and judge for yourself.