U.S. trust in government by political ideology 1972-2023

Share of people who trust the government always or most of the time in the United States from 1972 to 2023, by political ideology

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Release date

September 2023


United States

Survey time period

1972 to 2023

Supplementary notes

* Include independents and other non-partisans who “lean” toward the parties. Respondents who do not lean toward a political party and other responses on each question are not shown.

Values are taken from a variety of different polls over the period. The source does not provide specific details of the methodology, question, and sample size for each poll. Refer to the source for details of the date and who conducted each poll.
Where the source provides multiple polls for a single month, only the latest values are included.

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