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Less than 1-in-4 U.S. adults hold favorable view of federal government: poll

A new poll shows less than a quarter of the U.S. population has a positive opinion of the federal government.

The Pew Research Center released a report Thursday based on research from the American Trends Panel, pointing to a shift in the public’s perception of government at the local, state and federal levels.

The survey found that only 22% of American adults have a favorable view of the federal government.

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This rating, recorded at the end of 2023, represents a 10% decline from previous data from the end of 2022.

About 32% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents view the federal government favorably. According to Pew Research Center. This represents a 17 point drop in approval ratings since May 2022.

Only 11% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents have a positive view of the federal government. This is on par with the response in 2022, but markedly down from the 41% approval rating recorded in 2019 under the Trump administration.

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According to Pew Research, U.S. adults surveyed had less negative feelings toward state-level governance.

50% of the respondents gave a favorable opinion towards the state government while 49% of the respondents gave an unfavorable opinion.

The poll found that about 61% of respondents had a favorable view of their local government. Pew reported that party affiliation has a much smaller effect on local support than state or federal affiliation.

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The American Trends Panel survey was conducted from November 27, 2023 to December 3, 2023.

The survey surveyed 5,203 U.S. adults about a variety of political, cultural, and social issues. There is a margin of error of +/- 1.8%.

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