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Trust in government by race and ethnicity


Trust in government by race and ethnicity
% who say they trust the government to do what is right just about always/most of the time
Date.HispanicBlackWhiteAsian
5/19/2024PEW30271936
6/11/2023PEW23211323
5/1/2022PEW29241637
4/11/2021PEW36371829
8/2/2020PEW28151827
4/12/2020PEW292726
3/25/2019PEW28917
12/04/2017PEW231517
4/11/2017PEW241320
10/04/2015PEW282315
7/20/2014CNN9
2/26/2014PEW332622
11/15/2013CBS/NYT12
10/13/2013PEW212417
5/31/2013CBS/NYT15
2/06/2013CBS/NYT3915
1/13/2013PEW443820
10/31/2012NES383816
10/19/2011CBS/NYT15158
10/04/2011PEW292517
9/23/2011CNN10
8/21/2011PEW283515
3/01/2011PEW282530
10/21/2010CBS/NYT4015
10/01/2010CBS/NYT17
9/06/2010PEW373720
9/01/2010CNN21
4/05/2010CBS/NYT18
3/21/2010PEW263720
2/12/2010CNN22
2/05/2010CBS/NYT16
1/10/2010GALLUP16
12/20/2009CNN2118
8/31/2009CBS/NYT21
6/12/2009CBS/NYT16
12/21/2008CNN22
10/15/2008NES342830
10/13/2008CBS/NYT18
7/09/2007CBS/NYT1125
1/09/2007PEW352032
10/08/2006CBS/NYT31
9/15/2006CBS/NYT31
2/05/2006PEW2636
1/20/2006CBS/NYT1934
1/06/2006GALLUP33
12/02/2005CBS/NYT35
9/11/2005PEW1232
9/09/2005CBS/NYT1229
6/19/2005GALLUP32
10/15/2004NES3450
3/21/2004PEW1741
10/26/2003GALLUP39
7/27/2003CBS/NYT1937
10/15/2002NES4158
9/04/2002GALLUP46
9/02/2002CBS/NYT39
7/13/2002CBS/NYT39
6/17/2002GALLUP48
1/24/2002CBS/NYT48
12/07/2001CBS/NYT51
10/25/2001CBS/NYT60
10/06/2001GALLUP61
1/17/2001CBS/NYT33
10/15/2000NES3246
7/09/2000GALLUP41
4/02/2000ABC/POST28
2/14/2000PEW3640
10/03/1999CBS/NYT28
9/14/1999CBS/NYT3039
5/16/1999PEW2831
2/21/1999PEW3231
2/12/1999ABC/POST32
2/04/1999GALLUP33
1/10/1999CBS/NYT3735
1/03/1999CBS/NYT3931
12/01/1998NES573638
11/19/1998PEW2726
11/01/1998CBS/NYT2922
10/26/1998CBS/NYT2625
8/10/1998ABC/POST33
2/22/1998PEW4233
2/01/1998GALLUP36
1/25/1998CBS/NYT25
10/31/1997PEW3938
6/01/1997GALLUP3132
1/14/1997CBS/NYT1524
11/02/1996CBS/NYT313024
10/15/1996NES3532
5/12/1996GALLUP24
5/06/1996ABC/POST34
11/19/1995ABC/POST26
8/07/1995GALLUP22
8/05/1995CBS/NYT2419
3/19/1995ABC/POST2721
2/22/1995CBS/NYT2017
12/01/1994NES2220
10/29/1994CBS/NYT1622
10/23/1994ABC/POST21
6/06/1994GALLUP15
1/30/1994GALLUP17
1/20/1994ABC/POST3421
3/24/1993GALLUP20
1/17/1993ABC/POST4525
1/14/1993CBS/NYT2224
10/23/1992CBS/NYT2123
10/15/1992NES372728
6/08/1992GALLUP23
10/20/1991ABC/POST2936
3/06/1991CBS/NYT3049
3/01/1991ABC/POST3546
12/01/1990NES392227
10/28/1990CBS/NYT2625
9/06/1990ABC/POST3943
1/16/1990ABC/POST3538
6/29/1989CBS/NYT2636
1/15/1989CBS/NYT3346
11/10/1988CBS/NYT3345
10/15/1988NES2543
1/23/1988ABC/POST2941
10/18/1987CBS/NYT3241
6/01/1987ABC/POST3449
3/01/1987CBS/NYT2045
1/21/1987CBS/NYT2746
1/19/1987ABC/POST3147
12/01/1986NES2142
11/30/1986CBS/NYT2352
9/09/1986ABC/POST2642
1/19/1986CBS/NYT2245
11/06/1985CBS/NYT3452
7/29/1985ABC/POST2240
3/21/1985ABC/POST2940
2/22/1985ABC/POST2446
10/15/1984NES3346
12/01/1982NES2634
11/07/1980CBS/NYT3040
10/15/1980NES2625
3/12/1980CBS/NYT3524
11/03/1979CBS/NYT3629
12/01/1978NES2929
10/23/1977CBS/NYT2834
4/25/1977CBS/NYT3435
10/15/1976NES2235
6/15/1976CBS/NYT3534
3/01/1976GALLUP2334
12/01/1974NES1938
10/15/1972NES3256
12/01/1970NES4055
10/15/1968NES6261
12/01/1966NES6565
10/15/1964NES7777
12/01/1958NES6274

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

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