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New Poll Finds Americans Increasingly Distrust Federal Government

Many Americans are known to distrust government, but a new poll shows the levels of trust at “among the lowest levels in the past half-century.” According to a Pew Research Center survey released Monday, only 19 percent of Americans trust the government “always or most of the time.” This is in stark contrast to just 15 years ago, in the wake of the September 11th attacks, when 60 percent of Americans said they trusted the government. Since then trust has been steadily eroding in the...

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