April 11, 2019

Public trust in the government remains near historic lows. Only 17% 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” (14%).

Public trust in government near historic lows

Date . Individual polls Moving average
3/25/2019 PEW 17 17
12/04/2017 PEW 18 18
4/11/2017 PEW 20 19
10/04/2015 PEW 19 18
7/20/2014 CNN 14 19
2/26/2014 PEW 24 18
11/15/2013 CBS/NYT 17 20
10/13/2013 PEW 19 19
5/31/2013 CBS/NYT 20 20
2/06/2013 CBS/NYT 20 22
1/13/2013 PEW 26 23
10/31/2012 NES 22 19
10/19/2011 CBS/NYT 10 17
10/04/2011 PEW 20 15
9/23/2011 CNN 15 18
8/21/2011 PEW 19 21
2/28/2011 PEW 29 23
10/21/2010 CBS/NYT 22 23
10/01/2010 CBS/NYT 18 21
9/06/2010 PEW 24 23
9/01/2010 CNN 25 23
4/05/2010 CBS/NYT 20 23
4/05/2010 PEW 25 22
3/21/2010 PEW 22 24
2/12/2010