Public Trust in Government: 1958-2010

Public Trust in Government: 1958-2010

How much of the time do you think you can trust the government in Washington to do what is right?

Data from Pew Research Center, National Election Studies, Gallup, ABC/Washington Post, CBS/New York Times, and CNN Polls. From 1976-2010 the trend line represents a three-survey moving average. For party analysis, selected datasets obtained from searches of the iPOLL Databank provided by the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, University of Connecticut.

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