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While a majority of the public in the U.S. is distrustful of the federal government, their view is much more favorable regarding our nation’s civil servants, the people working behind-the-scenes to carry out a wide array of federal programs and policies.
In our communications toolkit that has groundbreaking research, there are four key components that reflect people’s aspirations and values around Congress. Consistently using these four ideas in communications about Congress can help rebuild the public’s trust in the institution.
Partnership President and CEO Max Stier shares his perspectives on how we can equip our governing institutions to withstand new challenges and deliver on their promise to serve the public.
While trust in government is low, there are ways to improve the relationship between Americans and their government. The Partnership works to do so by sharing stories that remind people of the essential services government provides, implementing reforms that enhance leadership and increasing accessibility.
Recent public opinion research conducted by the Partnership for Public Service and Freedman Consulting found that a majority of people who said the federal government does not play much of a role in their lives also stated they have received federal benefits or assistance such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, veteran’s benefits, food stamps or housing assistance. The data suggests that the lack of awareness of the source of these benefits has a real and significant effect on public support of government.
We’re excited to launch the second season of our “Profiles in Public Service” podcast, which will include conversations with public servants, emerging leaders, journalists and many more. The first episode of season two addresses the latest research conducted by the Partnership and Freedman Consulting, which found that only 4 in 10 Americans trust the federal government to do what is right at least some of the time.