Poll: Millennials Have ‘Historically Low’ Levels Of Trust In Government

Business Insider | April 29, 2014

By Hunter Walker

A new poll surveying young Americans’ political attitudes released by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics Tuesday found millennials have less trust in government than ever before.

Harvard’s poll showed millennials, which the pollsters defined as peopled aged 18 to 29, have lost trust in a variety of different major public institutions including the President, the military, Congress, the Supreme Court, and the federal government as a whole. Of all the institutions tracked by the poll, the President and the military lost the most trust among young Americans with a seven point drop. Overall, the pollsters said the level of trust millennials have in “most American institutions tested in our survey” had dropped below even “last year’s historically low numbers.”

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2 Responses to Poll: Millennials Have ‘Historically Low’ Levels Of Trust In Government

  1. laura m. says:

    As a retiree I have known for decades that there is no viable political or ballot box solution as my elders told me forty years ago.. The ship has sailed. I assume that the Millennials learned this from the internet and you tube or perhaps an older mentor or parent, not their teachers or college professors who are gov. bought and paid for and that the Fed. Reserve is no more federal than Fed Ex.

  2. ARIZONA says:

    NOW why would anyone NOT trust the government when their being fed to americas WAR MACHINE, like as if their DOG BISCUITS,and only good for that,and then to add insult to injury,ALL THEIR “LEADERS” are known criminals, who can’t be arrested no matter what THEY DO…..YOU GUYS really believe the KIDS can’t seen their PARENTS have their LIPS glued to the governments ass……………

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