ScienceOctober 21, 2014

Ebola Worries Rise, But Most Are ‘Fairly’ Confident in Government, Hospitals to Deal With Disease

Most people (58%) express little or no concern about becoming exposed to Ebola, though that is down from 67% in early October.

GlobalNovember 21, 2013

Confidence in government falls in much of the developed world

Confidence in government plunged in most developed countries in the wake of the global financial crisis, a new OECD report finds.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 18, 2013

Trust in Government Nears Record Low

Public trust in the government, already quite low, has edged even lower in a survey conducted just before the Oct. 16 agreement to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 30, 2013

Public Anger at Government Rises

Overall, 26% of Americans say they are angry at the federal government, while 51% feel frustrated. Just 17% say they are basically content with the government. Anger is most palpable among conservative Republicans.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 23, 2013

Blame for Both Sides as Possible Government Shutdown Approaches

If the federal government shuts down over a budget disagreement, about as many Americans would blame the Republicans (39%) as would blame the Obama administration (36%), with 17% volunteering that both would be equally to blame.

Fact TankSeptember 9, 2013

Most Americans see terrorism as part of life in the future

Three-quarters of Americans said in the wake of the Boston bombings that occasional acts of terrorism will be part of U.S. life in the future.

Fact TankJune 7, 2013

Balancing Act: National Security and Civil Liberties in Post-9/11 Era

Since 9/11, Americans generally have valued protection from terrorism over civil liberties, yet they also have expressed concerns over government overreach and intrusions on their personal privacy.

Fact TankMay 23, 2013

Young adults: Less trusting in general, but with exceptions

Young adults are less trusting in general but more willing to trust at least some government officials and agencies. Overall, the United States is one of the more trusting societies in the world.

U.S. PoliticsMay 20, 2013

Interest in IRS, Benghazi News Divided by Party

So far, public interest in a trio of controversies connected to the Obama administration remains limited. Republicans are following the stories much more closely.

U.S. PoliticsApril 15, 2013

Widening Gap in Views of Federal, State and Local Governments

Favorability ratings for different levels of government have diverged over the past decade as public views of the federal government have fallen to new lows.