Americans Losing Trust In U.S. Government

A new Gallup Poll has shown that Americans continue to distrust all three branches of the federal government.

The annual Governance survey by Gallup shows that currently, Americans’ trust in the judicial branch of the federal government is around 47%. This marks the first time that the overall levels have dropped below a majority.

The executive branch was only shown to have 43% trust, which is only 3 points higher than its greatest low after the Watergate incident.

The legislative branch has taken the greatest hit with 38%. However, this is nowhere near the lowest score it has received as it has previously dropped to as low as 28%.

The first annual survey by Gallup occurred in 1972. At the time two-thirds of Americans appeared to trust all three branches of the federal government.

The executive and legislative branches have remained at similar levels over the past year but the legislative branch has taken a hit over the past year. This in part has been the result of the Supreme Court’s controversial rulings.

The legislative branch has not managed to rise above 40% in the levels of trust since 2010. In 2014 it hit a record low of 28%. The executive branch has also widely remained under 50% since 2006, with the only time it had higher trust levels being during certain periods of the Obama era.

Local governments appear to be performing much better as most people have 57% in their state government and 67% trust in their local government.

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11 comments

  1. What do you mean by losing trust… our trust is LOST.

    • TOTALLY AGREE! WE, the PEOPLE, have lost trust in our gov. ! The far left evil vermin, need to be in front of a FIRING SQUAD! I’m sick of corruption, sick of morons who vote for these barrel feeders, since they are STUPID, UNEDUCATED, LAZY TO RESEARCH, GULLIBLE! IDIOTS! We need God, GUNS and GUTS to take our country back, but they’re not interested! They don’t realize that we have a VERY POWERFUL God, a JUST God, a LOVING God (who died for all of us, so that we could have ETERNAL life with Him, in Heaven, but in HELL is where He will send them, the liars, the baby killers, the traitors etc….! Can’t wait to see the smoke from their putrid souls, rise from the ground!

    • Amen !!!!

    • A-man preesachng to the choir its been coopted by the Lefts Obama marxists and is in a downward spiral into a Vaenzuehlan toilet.

  2. Our government has SHOWN me that they only care about Illegals and Criminals. They only care about their own power and NOTHING about our country, our freedoms, or our safety. we NEED TERM LIMITS on ALL government officials and you MUST NOT BE A DAMN Communist. You can do what you want in our country just NOT in our government unless You want us to become Communist. Our government has been compromised by Foreigners that only care about where THEY came from and NOT ur great country.

  3. WHAT [email protected] TRUST. THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS BROKEN SO MANY LAWS ITS PATHETIC. THEY LIE CHEAT AND STEAL FROM US AND GET AWAY WITH IT. WELL OBIDEN DONT FU#K WITH THE TRUTH BECAUSE, YOU CANT COVER UP YOUR CRIMES ANYMORE. WE ALL KNOW WHATS GOING ON, WE ARE VERY SMART PEOPLE AND YOU WILL NOT GET AWAY WITH IT OR YOUR COVEN

  4. I no longer trust our government! Too much corruption

  5. Its time to take back our country and we need a strong POTUS to do that. Trump 2024! Please remember what he did in 4 years

    .President Trump’s Pre-Covid accomplishments.
    ⦁ Almost 4 million jobs created since election.
    ⦁ More Americans are now employed than ever recorded before in This is what I know about Trump because I was there.
    our history.
    ⦁ We have created more than 400,000 manufacturing jobs since my election.
    ⦁ Manufacturing jobs growing at the fastest rate in more than THREE DECADES.
    ⦁ Economic growth last quarter hit 4.2 percent.
    ⦁ New unemployment claims recently hit a 49-year low.
    ⦁ Median household income has hit highest level ever recorded.
    ⦁ African-American unemployment has recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.
    ⦁ Hispanic-American unemployment is at the lowest rate ever recorded.
    ⦁ Asian-American unemployment recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.
    ⦁ Women’s unemployment recently reached the lowest rate in 65 years.
    ⦁ Youth unemployment has recently hit the lowest rate in nearly half a century.
    ⦁ Lowest unemployment rate ever recorded for Americans without a high school diploma.
    ⦁ Under my Administration, veterans’ unemployment recently reached its lowest rate in nearly 20 years.
    ⦁ Almost 3.9 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps since the election.
    ⦁ The Pledge to America’s Workers has resulted in employers committing to train more than 4 million Americans. We are committed to VOCATIONAL education.
    ⦁ 95 percent of U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about the future—the highest ever.
    ⦁ Retail sales surged last month, up another 6 percent over last year.
    ⦁ Signed the biggest package of tax cuts and reforms in history. After tax cuts, over $300 billion poured back in to the U.S. in the first quarter alone.
    ⦁ As a result of our tax bill, small businesses will have the lowest top marginal tax rate in more than 80 years.
    ⦁ Helped win U.S. bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
    ⦁ Helped win U.S.-Mexico-Canada’s united bid for 2026 World Cup.
    ⦁ Opened ANWR and approved Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines.
    ⦁ Record number of regulations eliminated.
    ⦁ Enacted regulatory relief for community banks and credit unions.
    ⦁ Obamacare individual mandate penalty GONE.
    ⦁ My Administration is providing more affordable healthcare options for Americans through association health plans and short-term duration plans.
    ⦁ Last month, the FDA approved more affordable generic drugs than ever before in history. And thanks to our efforts, many drug companies are freezing or reversing planned price increases.
    ⦁ We reformed the Medicare program to stop hospitals from overcharging low-income seniors on their drugs—saving seniors hundreds of millions of dollars this year alone.
    ⦁ Signed Right-To-Try legislation.
    ⦁ Secured $6 billion in NEW funding to fight the opioid epidemic.
    ⦁ We have reduced high-dose opioid prescriptions by 16 percent during my first year in office.
    ⦁ Signed VA Choice Act and VA Accountability Act, expanded VA telehealth services, walk-in-clinics, and same-day urgent primary and mental health care.
    ⦁ Increased our coal exports by 60 percent; U.S. oil production recently reached all-time high.
    ⦁ United States is a net natural gas exporter for the first time since 1957.
    ⦁ Withdrew the United States from the job-killing Paris Climate Accord.
    ⦁ Cancelled the illegal, anti-coal, so-called Clean Power Plan.
    ⦁ Secured record $700 billion in military funding; $716 billion next year.
    ⦁ NATO allies are spending $69 billion more on defense since 2016.
    ⦁ Process has begun to make the Space Force the 6th branch of the Armed Forces.
    ⦁ Confirmed more circuit court judges than any other new administration.
    ⦁ Confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
    ⦁ Withdrew from the horrible, one-sided Iran Deal.
    ⦁ Moved U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
    ⦁ Protecting Americans from terrorists with the Travel Ban, upheld by Supreme Court.
    ⦁ Issued Executive Order to keep open Guantanamo Bay.
    ⦁ Concluded a historic U.S.-Mexico Trade Deal to replace NAFTA. And negotiations with Canada proved a similar result.
    ⦁ Reached a breakthrough agreement with the E.U. to increase U.S. exports.
    ⦁ Imposed tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum to protect our national security.
    ⦁ Imposed tariffs on China in response to China’s forced technology transfer, intellectual property theft, and their chronically abusive trade practices.
    ⦁ Net exports are on track to increase by $59 billion this year.
    ⦁ Improved vetting and screening for refugees, and switched focus to overseas resettlement.
    ⦁ We have begun BUILDING THE WALL. Republicans want STRONG BORDERS and NO CRIME. Democrats want OPEN BORDERS which equals MASSIVE CRIME

    YOU MIGHT NOT LIKE TRUMP BUT HE HAS DONE THE BEST 4 YEAR JOB THAN ANY OTHER POTUS!
    TRUMP IS A PRESIDENT!

  6. They lost my trust when obuma ran for the top office,they have a 0 % trust by me.

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