Episode 147

In Government We Distrust

September 13, 2018
  • Media & Public Opinion
  • Revitalizing U.S. Democracy
  • Government Agencies
Member of SSN Steering Committee; John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions, Department of Government, Cornell University

The government fights forest fires, protects us from foreign invasions, helps people go to college, and so much more. But Americans’ opinions of the government are increasingly negative. Professor Suzanne Mettler dives into why people don’t believe the government benefits them, even when it does, and how to bridge this disconnect between the government and the American people.

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