Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Distrust, Discontent, Anger and Partisan Rancor: The People and Their Government (2010)

Just 22% say they can trust the government in Washington almost always or most of the time, among the lowest measures in half a century. About the same percentage (19%) says they are “basically content” with the federal government, which is largely unchanged from 2006 and 2007, but lower than a decade ago.

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