It is tax season! Prime time for those in the accounting profession. For the most part, New Mexico residents are consistently lukewarm on their trust of the practitioners, averaging 49 percent level of trust over the past four years. Since 2011, trust has only increased 3 percent among New Mexico residents.
Local banks are favored over national banks by New Mexico residents. Despite high favorability, residents are losing favorability with local banks, a 5 percent drop over the past four years.
Pastors and Priests are losing trust at an alarming rate among New Mexico residents. Over the past four years, trust of pastors and priests has decreased by 15 percent.
New Mexico’s foundation is based on either preserving or evangelizing specific belief systems. Since 2011, New Mexico residents’ favorability of church and religious institutions has declined 10 percent.
Despite major swings of favorability towards public education, community colleges and universities, residents’ trust of teachers is relatively unchanged over the past four years among those who claim involvement with New Mexico’s political process.
K-12 public education is always in the perception cross hairs. Since 2011, favorability of public education, among New Mexico residents, has dipped slightly, down 3 percent. Based on political affiliation, this is an issue where Democrats and Republicans have differing perspectives:
As New Mexico universities fight for budget dollars during this legislative session, the institutions are also grappling with declining favorability among its residents. Since 2011, residents’ favorability of Universities has dropped 7 percent.
New Mexico is home to 10 independent community colleges. In 2011 and 2012, the typical resident was sweet on community colleges. However during the most recent years, two-year institutions have slowly been losing favor with New Mexico residents, with favorability dropping 5 percent since 2012.
When it comes to getting news and information, newspapers continue to see a gradual decline among New Mexico residents (down 6percent since 2011). The decline is not as severe for those who identify themselves as Democrat, Republican or Independent.