Tag Archive : Public Trust

By Alex Harrington, Executive Director

Overall, trust in government among Americans is on a steep decline. According to the newly released national survey conducted by the Partnership for Public Service and Freedman Consulting, “only 4 in 10 Americans say they trust the federal government to do what is right at least some of the time.” The Pew Research Center’s National Election Study that started in 1958, reports that only about “one-quarter of Americans say they can trust the government in Washington to do what is right ‘just about always’ (2%) or  ‘most of the time’ (22%). And trust in the government’s handling of domestic issues hovers only around 37 percent in a Gallup poll.