Trust In Federal Government, On Nearly All Issues, Hits New Low --

May 9, 2015

"Among the findings: Barely half trust the government to handle international problems, the lowest number ever. And less than half express faith in the government handling domestic issues, the lowest findings since 1976." "Faith in the executive branch has fallen to 43% -- only 3% higher than it was just before President Nixon's resignation in 1974. At the same time, trust in Congress, at 50%, is its lowest ever." "Gallup has asked about trust in government since 1972. It conducted this year's poll Sept.14-16 and found the following: -- Barely half of Americans, 51% say they have a "great deal" or "fair amount" of trust in the federal government to handle international problems. --Less than half of Americas, 47% now have at least a fair amount of trust in the federal government to handle domestic problems. Gallup adds: "The candidates running for president in 2008 will be trying to win over a skeptical public. Just 55% of Americans express trust in the 'men and women in political life in this country who either hold or are running for public office.' That matches the low Gallup found in 2001."

 

 

Source: E&P staff. "GALLUP: Trust in Federal Government, On Nearly All Issues, Hits New Low -- Even Less Than in Watergate Era," Editor & Publisher. Sept. 27, 2007. http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_con...

 

 

 

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