No government, particularly no democracy, can long endure when it is held in contempt by the people whose interests it is supposed to represent. Yet month after month, and now year after year that is exactly what is happening, as this Gallup study makes clear. And yet the subject is hardly mentioned by media or campaigners.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ confidence in each of the three branches of the U.S. government remains low, with confidence in Congress and the Supreme Court near their all-time lows reached last year. Currently, 33% of Americans have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in the presidency, 32% are this confident in the Supreme Court, and Congress is still well behind, at 8%.