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Did civility worsen and trust in institutions down this year?

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agsragsr 538 PtsPremium MemberTechnology Community Moderator

Americans Say Civility Has Worsened Under Trump; Trust In Institutions Down

http://www.npr.org/2017/07/03/535044005/americans-say-civility-has-worsened-under-trump-trust-in-institutions-down
As Americans prepare to celebrate the country's 241st birthday, they believe the overall tone and level of civility between Democrats and Republicans in the nation's capital has gotten worse since the election of President Trump last year, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds. The same survey also shows distrust of many of the nation's fundamental democratic institutions amongst the public.
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  1. Did civility worsen and trust in institutions down this year?

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    2. I disagree
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  • WhyTrumpWhyTrump 148 PtsPremium Member
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    It's tough to argue that civility isn't worse since Trump took power.  Just turn on the news, we now live in a circus.
    WhyTrump - a good question
  • Well, as far as civility I agree. As far as trust in institutions, I don't think under Obama it was any better.
  • joecavalryjoecavalry 190 Pts
    Both sides lost trust considering they are the media and WH.
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  • As Americans prepare to celebrate the country's 241st birthday, they believe the overall tone and level of civility between Democrats and Republicans in the nation's capital has gotten worse since the election of President Trump last year, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds. The same survey also shows distrust of many of the nation's fundamental democratic institutions amongst the public.

    Seven in 10 Americans say the level of civility in Washington has gotten worse since President Trump was elected, while just 6 percent say the overall tone has improved. Twenty percent say it's stayed the same. For comparison, 35 percent in 2009 said civility in the country had declined in the U.S. following President Obama's election, per a Gallup survey. Eight years ago, 21 percent of Americans in that poll thought civility and the tone of discourse in the country had improved.

    CuriousGeorge
  • @wembler_ideas, so I actually like Trump overall, but agree with the poll that civility in Washington went to hell.  I would be surprised with any poll results that would say something different.
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