Do you trust the federal government? If so, you’re in an increasingly rare, and decidedly Democrat-voting category. According to the State Policy Network’s latest poll, just 15% of Americans greatly trust the federal government. And 33% of voters somewhat trust the federal government.
That leaves the majority of Americans who say the country is heading in the wrong direction, with satisfaction with the country’s direction falling significantly since July, according to the poll of about 2,000 voters, conducted by Morning Consult through online interviews.
Democrats are 27 points more likely to trust the government than Republican voters. Sixty-one percent of Democrats trust the government, compared to 34% of Republicans.
Some other differences:
- Trust in Congress: Democrats – 52%, Republicans – 36%
- Trust in Supreme Court: Democrats – 42%, Republicans – 63%
- Trust in Electoral Process: Democrats – 64%, Republicans – 42%
- Trust in Own State’s Government: Democrats – 59%, Republicans – 54%
- Trust in Own Local Government: Democrats – 62%, Republicans – 60%
Baby Boomers are the most likely to trust the federal government, at 49%, while the youngest voters polled, the Gen Z, trust it the least, at 38%.
In the Morning Consult poll, only half of Americans trust the Electoral process for the United States.
To see all the charts and data from the poll, visit Morning Consult at this link.