A new Pew study finds that our discontent with government is at an all-time low. When Pew first started this study, 73% of Americans had trust in government to do what is right most of the time. Today, however…
Just 22% of Americans say they trust the government to do what is right “just about always” (3%) or “most of the time” (19%).
During NPR’s All Things Considered, they mentioned that they plan to cover the topic of trust for two weeks.
We agree that trust (or lack of it) is a worthy topic. The question becomes, how should the government work to rebuild trust among the citizenry? Not only will it have to restore our trust in terms of competence, but also that it truly has our best interests at heart. This is why the debate on health care was so strong — when we are most vulnerable, e.g., when we need to be healed, trust is even more vital.
This is a fascinating topic (you know we think so), so we’ll be tuning in.