From the article Americans Don't Trust Public Health In Case Of Attack, Poll Shows

Police officers and firefighters scored highest on the poll's questions of trust.
Public Health, the US Government and others were also-rans.

Now I know that terrorism prevention is the realm of the military, intel community, and law enforcement, but I think it's pretty telling that the American people still place their confidence in their local responders when it hits the fan.

I'm not really going anywhere with this - just food for thought.