Why Do Americans Trust Their Government

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The government is an essential key figure to keep law and order in our country. It makes the big decisions no one wants to partake in. It's a tough job; to ensure the people are content with the choices made and if it was the right one. Despite the efforts the government does on solving many issues, do Americans trust their government? After the attack on 9/11, a poll conducted by Gallup, shows a decrease trust in our government. From 60% in 2001 to 19% in 2009, Americans just always or most of the time trust the government to do what is right. From 39% in 2001 to 81% in 2009, Americans only sometimes or never trust the government to do what is right. Thus, showing an increase of distrust in the government. Oddly enough, most Americans don't trust the government but we expect the government to do a lot. Americans are basically the annoying babies that want and complain over everything and the government are our parents. Americans want complete…show more content…
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