Who do Americans trust less: The media or the government?

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During a survey conducted in 2021, 53 percent of Democratic voters in the United States said that they trust the government, compared to 29 percent of Republican voters. Among Democrats, NGOs were the most trusted institutions, and among Republicans, business was the most trusted.

Which institutions do Americans trust?

Here are the share of people who trust major institutions in the United States in 2021, by institution and political party:

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Democrat voters

  • Media: 55%
  • Business: 55%
  • NGOs: 57%
  • Government: 53%

Republican voters

  • Media: 24%
  • Business: 48%
  • NGOs: 38%
  • Government: 29%

Data is from an Edelman survey of 1,150 U.S. respondents from November 1 to 24, 2021. You can find more information here.

 

This article originally appeared on Statista.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

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President Biden’s approval rating has been taking a bit of a battering of late, and as new analysis of survey data by Gallup reveals, it’s among the younger voters where the biggest falls are being recorded.

 

Here are the percentage point changes in Biden’s approval rating (from January-June 2022 to September 2021-March 2022) by generation.

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: -21

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: -19

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: -15

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: -7

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: 0

 

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There has been a 21 point drop in approval with members of Generation Z (born 1997 to 2004) since the first half of 2021, bringing the rate down to just 39 percent, the lowest of all the generation groups having been joint highest with Millennials. Speaking of which, those born between 1981 and 1996 registered a 19-point decrease in approval of the president, falling to 41 percent, and one percent below the national average of 42 percent.

 

Gallup provides some context for the changes: “By the summer (of 2021), as coronavirus cases unexpectedly rose, Biden had lost significant support among Generation Z, millennials and Generation X, ranging from seven- to ten-percentage-point drops. But his approval rating held steady among baby boomers and traditionalists. All generational groups have become less approving of Biden since the summer, after the troubled U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in late August 2021, with the exception of traditionalists, whose approval has not changed.”

 

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Survey results are based on combined samples of 14,229 Americans ,18 years of age or older. The survey was conducted by Gallop. More methodology and source information can be found on Statista.

 

This article originally appeared on Statista.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

 

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