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WILL AMERICANS EVER TRUST THEIR GOVERNMENT AGAIN? It wasn’t always this way. In 1958, when the Am…

WILL AMERICANS EVER TRUST THEIR GOVERNMENT AGAIN? It wasn’t always this way. In 1958, when the American National Election Study first asked Americans to gauge their trust in government, a healthy 73 percent said they could trust the government just about always or most of the time. The slide began under Lyndon Baines Johnson, hit […]
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