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Poll: Young Americans Trust Trump More Than Media or Congress

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | April 16, 2018 | 10:37 AM EDT

Young Americans trust Trump more than Congress to "do the right thing." (Screenshot)

A study of young Americans shows that, even though they skew Democrat, they trust President Donald Trump more than they trust the media or Congress to ‘Do the Right Thing” all, or most, of the time.

Neither Trump, the media or Congress fared particularly well with the 2,361 18-29 year-olds polled March 8-25, 2018 in the Harvard Kennedy Institute of Politics survey, comprised of 40% Democrats, 21% Republicans, 37% Independents/Unaffiliated (2% No Response).

While 22% trust Trump to “do the right thing” all or most of the time, only 17% trum Congress to do so and only 16% trust the media to do so.

Trump is also more trusted than either the federal government (21%).

Of the 20 government and private sector entities young Americans were asked about, only Wall Street (12%) was considered less likely than the media to do the right thing.

Question: “How often do you trust each of the following to do the right thing?”

Trust to “Do the Right Thing” All or Most of the Time – All Categories, Ranked

 


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