The State of Public Trust in Government 2023
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The State of Public Trust in Government 2023

May 30, 2023

New survey data from the Partnership for Public Service shows that while trust in the government as a whole is low, parts of the federal government—such as civil servants and federal agencies—are viewed more positively. The report includes insights into the drivers of the public’s views and suggests ways government can rebuild trust based on our research.

Why this report matters: Only about one-third of Americans say they trust the federal government, compared with 46% who do not.

The findings in this report offer a unique opportunity to reset the relationship between our government and the communities it serves.

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