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Trust in government by party and ideology


Trust in government by party and ideology
% who say they trust the government to do what is right just about always/most of the time
Date.Liberal Dem/Lean DemCons-Moderate Dem/Lean DemModerate-Lib Rep/Lean RepConservative Rep/Lean Rep
5/19/2024PEW3336177
6/11/2023PEW2327144
5/1/2022PEW2632137
4/11/2021PEW3140165
8/2/2020PEW8163127
4/12/2020PEW12223737
3/25/2019PEW13152120
12/04/2017PEW15162620
4/11/2017PEW15163226
10/04/2015PEW2825149
7/20/2014CNN1916157
2/26/2014PEW31332113
11/15/2013CBS/NYT3825135
10/13/2013PEW2527167
5/31/2013CBS/NYT3030164
2/06/2013CBS/NYT353497
1/13/2013PEW34371714
10/31/2012NES26321815
10/19/2011CBS/NYT913117
10/04/2011PEW3025149
9/23/2011CNN30161111
8/21/2011PEW26241810
3/01/2011PEW36333218
10/21/2010CBS/NYT3735124
10/01/2010CBS/NYT34221016
9/06/2010PEW39311910
9/01/2010CNN36302811
4/05/2010CBS/NYT3721237
3/21/2010PEW36311911
2/12/2010CNN3634259
2/05/2010CBS/NYT3132137
1/10/2010GALLUP29222012
12/20/2009CNN31231813
8/31/2009CBS/NYT38301410
6/12/2009CBS/NYT4234138
12/21/2008CNN36282817
10/15/2008NES37344828
10/13/2008CBS/NYT16122612
7/09/2007CBS/NYT14213828
1/09/2007PEW15254145
10/08/2006CBS/NYT14225051
9/15/2006CBS/NYT11234444
2/05/2006PEW13235254
1/20/2006CBS/NYT27215250
1/06/2006GALLUP10263356
12/02/2005CBS/NYT16216047
9/11/2005PEW13223954
9/09/2005CBS/NYT12264641
6/19/2005GALLUP25243141
10/15/2004NES24396359
3/21/2004PEW23245356
10/26/2003GALLUP23393152
7/27/2003CBS/NYT21275547
10/15/2002NES53566661
9/04/2002GALLUP31405060
9/02/2002CBS/NYT32325553
7/13/2002CBS/NYT37335042
6/17/2002GALLUP30365955
1/24/2002CBS/NYT38395854
12/07/2001CBS/NYT34436158
10/06/2001GALLUP46556669
1/17/2001CBS/NYT33244133
10/15/2000NES58525444
7/09/2000GALLUP41425035
4/02/2000ABC/POST38392820
10/03/1999CBS/NYT26332924
9/14/1999CBS/NYT38454227
2/12/1999ABC/POST40432616
2/04/1999GALLUP36403327
1/10/1999CBS/NYT39444028
1/03/1999CBS/NYT34393126
12/01/1998NES45463934
11/01/1998CBS/NYT28282322
10/26/1998CBS/NYT30282226
8/10/1998ABC/POST38352427
2/01/1998GALLUP55523323
1/25/1998CBS/NYT24312419
6/01/1997GALLUP41383121
1/14/1997CBS/NYT30282514
11/02/1996CBS/NYT30322119
10/15/1996NES38393025
5/12/1996GALLUP25352518
5/06/1996ABC/POST41413933
11/19/1995ABC/POST26272628
8/07/1995GALLUP16271725
8/05/1995CBS/NYT21191923
3/19/1995ABC/POST24282217
2/22/1995CBS/NYT20182217
12/01/1994NES22282116
10/29/1994CBS/NYT26272315
10/23/1994ABC/POST32252211
6/06/1994GALLUP1626159
1/30/1994GALLUP20271812
1/20/1994ABC/POST26312510
1/17/1993ABC/POST30332822
1/14/1993CBS/NYT17302020
10/23/1992CBS/NYT20153032
10/15/1992NES26333731
6/08/1992GALLUP13193130
10/20/1991ABC/POST25334239
3/06/1991CBS/NYT46395756
3/01/1991ABC/POST39415450
12/01/1990NES27263133
9/06/1990ABC/POST34394945
1/16/1990ABC/POST28345039
6/29/1989CBS/NYT27273855
1/15/1989CBS/NYT33385654
11/10/1988CBS/NYT24406552
10/15/1988NES34355251
1/23/1988ABC/POST30315449
10/18/1987CBS/NYT34374749
6/01/1987ABC/POST34416055
1/21/1987CBS/NYT34375448
1/19/1987ABC/POST37385251
12/01/1986NES25365353
9/09/1986ABC/POST25345544
1/19/1986CBS/NYT34385152
11/06/1985CBS/NYT42436056
7/29/1985ABC/POST26335341
3/21/1985ABC/POST27295248
2/22/1985ABC/POST28336263
10/15/1984NES34475246
12/01/1982NES29354838
11/07/1980CBS/NYT38424441
10/15/1980NES34282818
3/12/1980CBS/NYT31292518
11/03/1979CBS/NYT34312826
12/01/1978NES38332424
10/23/1977CBS/NYT41413216
4/25/1977CBS/NYT41383336
10/15/1976NES27344941
9/05/1976CBS/NYT33424545
6/15/1976CBS/NYT35353934
12/01/1974NES36403940
10/15/1972NES44536266

Sources: Pew Research Center, National Election Studies, Gallup, ABC/Washington Post, CBS/New York Times, and CNN surveys.

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