Encryption is either secure, or it's not. And no-one wants to use insecure encryption.
Not really. Encryption becomes more secure or more reliably secure as you do more correct things to it--extend key length, salt hashes where used, audit code, improve algorithms, etc... and less secure as other changes are made: faster machines, better algorithms, backdoors, quantum computing, etc...
Nobody wants and few educated people trust the government to read their mail or *preserve the security* of a backdoor, so it gets more resistance in tech circles.
Painting it as black and white is a useful communications tool, but also largely wrong--kind of like the government's position of "you can trust us to do this right!"