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Poll: Americans Have Little Faith In Government

 

 

Americans enter 2014 with a profoundly negative view of their government, expressing little hope that elected officials can or will solve the nation’s biggest problems, a new poll finds.

  Half say America’s system of democracy needs either “a lot of changes” or a complete overhaul, according to the poll conducted by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Just 1 in 20 says it works well and needs no changes.

  Americans, who have a reputation for optimism, have a sharply pessimistic take on their government after years of disappointment in Washington.”

 

 

   We are well and truly screwed . Americans have no faith in government yet demand more of it . This is the inevitable result of the generations long indoctrination of Statism through the co-operation of a compliant media and a state-run educational system .

 

 

” When it comes to the issues people cited as most important to them, 80 percent want the government to spend significant effort working on them. Yet 76 percent say they have little or no confidence the government will make real progress.

  But asked generally about the role of government in society, the AP-NORC Center poll finds Americans divided on how active they want government to be. Half say “the less government the better.” However, almost as many (48 percent) say “there are more things that government should be doing.”

  On the economy, an area historically driven by the private sector, the poll finds a clear public desire for active government. Fifty-seven percent of Americans say “we need a strong government to handle today’s complex economic problems.”

  Even among those who say “the less government the better,” 31 percent feel the nation needs a strong government to handle those complex problems.”

 

 

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Americans Turn On Washington, 68% Say Wrong Track In Poll

 

 

” Americans also are pessimistic about the course of the country, with 68 percent saying it’s headed in the wrong direction, the most in two years, according to the poll of 1,000 adults conducted Sept. 20-23.

“People are so divided and unwilling to compromise,” said poll respondent David Carpenter, a 40-year-old general contractor and political independent in Atlanta. “There’s no unity from the administration. He sticks to his ideals and points fingers. I don’t think that’s the right way to lead.” “

 

 

 

Illustration by William Warren