Americans Have Little Faith in the Federal Government
It was revealed by a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center that the majority of Americans does not trust in the ability of Washington to cope with the problems of the nation. It turned out that 8 of 10 have little faith in the federal government and they are not sure that it is able to solve various ills of America.
The survey shows a threatening situation that is faced by the Democratic Party as well as President Barack Obama. Actually, midterm prospects for the party can be regarded as tough in terms of power.
It was found out that 22 percent of respondents are able to trust Washington most of the time, while 19 percent are satisfied with it. At the same time about half of respondents say about the negative influence of the government on their daily lives.
Quite a large part of respondents agree that Washington is too powerful. Moreover, it intervenes in local and state matters too much. There is no unanimity among the public whether the government should bear responsibility for dealing with critical issues or limit its power for the benefit of personal responsibility.
Almost half of respondents want to have a smaller government that is able to render just services. At the same time 40 percent express their intention to have an expanded government with more services. But one should say that a big part supported the administration of Obama for the ability to control the economy during the time of recession.