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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Poll: 1 In 5 Americans Trusts The Government

Only 19 percent of Americans — about 1 in 5 — say they trust the government "always or most of the time," according to a study released by the Pew Research Center on Monday. Yet clear majorities also favor the government taking "a major role" in fighting terrorism, responding to natural disasters, keeping food and drugs safe, protecting the environment, strengthening the economy and improving education.

Despite this desire for government services, Americans are clearly dissatisfied with the level of service they feel they receive. Three out of four, 74 percent, say public officials put their own interests ahead of the nation's. And a majority, 55 percent, say ordinary Americans would "do a better job of solving problems" than the people whose job it is to do so.



Anonymous said...

Ever wonder why? The US Government lies all the time, and not little lies, very big lies. When they are caught, they lie even more.

Anonymous said...

I am reading a book on WWII about why US citizens were forced into rationing. People were told that the sugar, butter, nylons meat, gas, coffee, flour, ect. was for the soldiers, unclassified documents now available, state that these items were given to Arabs for allowing the US into Egypt to fight the German's!

Lies, and the book exposes thousands of them! Lipstick, nail polish, gold, cash, diamonds, loads of "Booty" given to buy "Goodwill" from old Uncle Sam!

Anonymous said...

that many?

Anonymous said...

In Salisbury it's 100% following the last election.

Anonymous said...

All government screws up everything they do
Can't trust them to do anything and always lies about everything