The favorability of small business is relatively unchanged among New Mexico residents, down 1 percent since 2011. Independent voters are the most favorable of small business, followed by Democrats. Republicans were least favorable toward small business in 2014.
The farm and ranch industry is significant in New Mexico. Whether it is the dairy industry or chili harvest, agriculture and ranching defines our state in many ways.
New Mexico politicos and residents read, listen and watch what journalists create every day. But it doesn’t mean they trust what journalists are reporting. Since 2011, New Mexico residents’ trust in journalists has declined 5 percent.
The advertising industry is like the legal profession in that both are sometimes the brunt of jokes. But businesses and elected leaders need both professions, in some form, to be successful. Since 2011, New Mexico residents’ trust in advertising executives has declined 4 percent.
New Mexico residents don’t have a high trust in lawyers. In fact, over the past four years New Mexico residents have lost trust in lawyers. Since 2011 trust among residents has declined 8 percent.
Across the board, New Mexico residents and those involved in its political process don’t trust judges. Since 2011 trust in judges, among residents, has declined 8 percent.
The courts and justice system among New Mexico residents has seen better days. Since 2011, favorability of courts, among New Mexico residents, has declined 6 percent.
New Mexico politicos and residents are aligned in their decreased trust in police officers. Since 2011, New Mexico residents’ trust in police officers has declined 18 percent.
Radio is still a consistent source of news and information for New Mexico residents. Despite a 4 percent drop over the past four years, a majority of New Mexico residents still turn to the radio for news.
Federal officials have a trust issue among New Mexico residents and politicos. From 2011 - 2014, trust of New Mexico residents has declined 10 percent. We didn’t ask residents for their trust of the President, Congress or the Veterans Administration; only what their trust was of whom they view as a Federal Official.