Confidence In US Govt. Hits Alarming Low

( – According to a Gallup July 3 poll, people’s confidence in the United States government is currently the lowest across every G7 nation. The survey revealed that only 31 percent of US citizens “have confidence” in the government while 69 percent said they don’t.

In addition to the United States, another country that showed a similar problem was the United Kingdom, with only 33 percent of British citizens having confidence in the British government. This number came as no surprise as different reports have been claiming that this confidence has been decreasing since Brexit.

As reported by Gallup, the G7 nation where people have more confidence in their government right now is Germany, with 61 percent. This one is followed by Canada at 51 percent, France at 46 percent, Japan at 43 percent, and Italy at 41 percent.

The Gallup report explained that while Americans’ confidence in the government has been declining over the last few years, it got worse after President Joe Biden took office. Gallup pointed out that the confidence dropped from 46 percent to 40 percent in 2021, and again to 31 percent in 2022. These numbers are on par with the worst levels of confidence in the American government, which happened in 2018, 2016, and 2013.

The moment when the United States had the highest confidence among its citizens across G7 countries happened in 2006. It took place during the second term of former President George W. Bush, with 56 percent of respondents telling Gallup they trusted the American government.

According to Fox News, the poll comes at a moment when President Biden’s approval rating keeps falling, to the point where this one is currently between 42 percent and 46 percent. Different polls have been showing he’s currently in a weak position and could even lose the Democratic Party’s primary. Other polls even show that former president Donald Trump could beat him in the 2024 presidential election.

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