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57% of Americans trust their State Governments
Last Updated on Tuesday, 4 October 2011 01:58 Written by rslcpol Tuesday, 4 October 2011 01:58
Safe guess to say they don’t feel the same away about the Federal Government.
State governments also received good reviews compared to their federal counterparts. A solid majority, 57 percent, viewed their state governments with a “fair” or “great” amount of trust.
But while solid majorities of Americans view their state and local governments with confidence, the same cannot be said about the federal government.
Only 31 percent of individuals said they had a “great deal” or “fair amount” of trust in Congress. Confidence in the legislative branch has fallen precipitously from 2005, when it was as high as 62 percent. In fact, this year 69 percent of respondents said they had “not much” or no confidence at all in the legislative branch of the federal governmen