Pew Poll: Only 3 In 10 Trust The Government March 12, 2013

According to The Pew Research Center, only 3 in 10 Americans trust the federal government.

This is the same federal government with a Senate which hasn't even passed a budget in 4 years.

This is the same federal government which promised us that ObamaCare would reduce the deficit when anyone with a room temperature IQ knew that it would be a massive new entitlement program which would add trillions to our national debt.

This is the same federal government which boasts of Al Franken as a credible U.S. Senator.

This is the same federal government which is so beholden to the welfare state that it won't reduce entitlement expenditures even a little in the face of a massive, $17 trillion debt.

This is the same federal government which promised certain disaster if sequestration occurred, and yet when sequestration occurred, there was no disaster.

This is the federal government which wants to take away the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens by passing gun control legislation while ignoring the fact that criminals won't obey government laws anyway.

It's that federal government which so few people trust. Small wonder, huh?

The Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. has found that fewer Americans than ever trust the decisions made by the government.

Data collected from a survey taken in January of this year indicates that all demographics and partisan groups experienced an increasing lack of faith in government leadership, according to a release posted on the Pew Research website late last week...

Researchers additionally observed that younger Americans trust the government more than their older counterparts, and that more liberals believe in the administration of President Barack Obama than either independents or Republicans.

Conversely, distrust of federal government is presently at 73 percent. Earlier on in the Obama administration, it reportedly hit a record high of 80 percent, according to a graph constructed and presented by researchers at Pew.

(CBS via Weasel Zippers)


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