Trust in government by generation U.S. 1972-2021

Share of people in the United States who trust the government always or most of the time from 1972 to 2021, by generation

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Release date

April 2021


United States

Survey time period

1972 to 2021

Supplementary notes

The source does not define each generation. Not all generations have values for all years.

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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