Trust in government by political ideology U.S. 1972-2019

The share of people in the United States who trust in the government has been steadily decreasing for both Democrats and Republicans, but is lowest amongst liberal Democrats with only 13 percent of those surveyed in March 2019 stating they trust their government always or most of the time. This figure stood at 44 percent in 1972.

Share of people in the United States who trust the government always or most of the time from 1972 to 2019, by political ideology

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Sources

Release date

April 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1972 to 2019

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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