Americans Still Have More Faith in Local Government Than in Feds, States
Americans continue to trust local government more than federal and state governments, but there’s a big difference of opinion based on party affiliation.
Thirty-four percent (34%) of American Adults have more faith in local government, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Twenty percent (20%) trust the federal government more than the others, while 14% have more confidence in state government. But one-in-three (32%) are undecided. (To see question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on June 5-6, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted.
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