Sign "O" the Times

A smaller percentage of Americans trust their government than when President Nixon was forced from office in disgrace 40 years ago:

Just 13% of Americans say the government can be trusted to do what is right always or most of the time, with just over three-quarters saying only some of the time and one in 10 saying they never trust the government, according to the poll.

“The number who trust the government all or most of the time has sunk so low that it is hard to remember that there was ever a time when Americans routinely trusted the government,” CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said.


The decline in trust since then might be due in part because Nixon was forced from office in disgrace, while the current occupant doesn’t have enough honor to recognize his dishonor.


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