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Confidence In US Government Declines Over Time


Gallup has published a survey showing that public confidence in the US government has declined sharply in recent years.

  • Gallup: “In 2020, almost half (46%) of U.S. adults expressed faith in their government, likely boosted by the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. But after President Joe Biden took office, confidence in government slipped to 40% in 2021 and again to 31% in 2022. This is on par with the lowest rates of confidence measured in the U.S. government since Gallup started tracking it globally in 2006…”
  • Gallup notes, "In Europe, confidence in Italy’s government has almost doubled since 2019 (from 22% to 41% in 2022). Similarly, confidence in the French government has increased steadily since French President Emmanuel Macron came to power: rising from 37% in 2017 to 46% in 2022. In Olaf Scholz’s first full year as chancellor of Germany, he has continued Angela Merkel’s trend of high German confidence (61%) in government -- the highest confidence level in the G7."

Figure 1: G7 Confidence In Government, Over Time

Source: Gallup

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