In the contentious weeks leading up to Election Day, voters are deeply divided over the candidates, major issues and the nation’s past and future course. And, in a new survey, most voters say these differences even extend to disputes over basic facts.
Just 11% of Trump supporters are highly confident that votes across the country will be accurately counted.
As the standoff between the Department of Justice and Apple Inc. continues over an iPhone used by one of the suspects in the San Bernardino terrorist attacks, 51% say Apple should unlock the iPhone to assist the ongoing FBI investigation.
It could be a sign of the times – or something more lasting – but far more Americans today feel like their side is losing more often than winning in politics.
Americans are deeply cynical about government, politics and the nation’s elected leaders. Yet at the same time, they rate the government positively in many areas.
Americans are deeply cynical about government, politics and the nation's leaders.
Public trust in the government remains near historic lows. Only 19% of Americans today say they can trust the government in Washington to do what is right “just about always” (3%) or “most of the time” (16%).
Most people (58%) express little or no concern about becoming exposed to Ebola, though that is down from 67% in early October.
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.
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.