When Why and How Did US citizense loose trust in Our Government and Economy from the 1960-2000

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Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Americans and Their Trust in Government What number of times do you trust that your government will do the correct thing? Pollsters and research organizations have asked American citizens this question over several decades. The American people don’t trust their government. The trust issues are spread across both genders, political affiliation, age group and even race. Trust in the government has been in on a decline since the 1960s. However, the situation of mistrust was not always this way. In 1958, when Americans were first asked their opinion about trust for government, 73% of Americans said they trusted their government occasionally or usually, and when the same poll was conducted in1964, trust levels reached 77%. The levels of confidence in government during the periods between 1958 and 1964 have not been seen again. In 2014, when the question of faith in the United States government was asked, being one of most the recent researches on the topic, conducted by a reputable firm, the results showed that about 24% of the American adult population had faith that the government would do the correct thing whether some or in most situations.(Fingerhut, www.people-press.org) The decline in trust of the federal government by Americans has not been wholly steady. The sharpest fall came in the periods after the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal, resignation of President Nixon, and the unconditional pardon of Mr. Nixon of all crimes which he may have committed during his presidency. During the end of the 1970s, when the same poll was conducted, just a quarter of American citizens said they had confidence in their government. The

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