The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Trust the Federal Government by Mode 1958-2014


  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '06 '08 '10 '12 '12F '12W '14
None of the Time (vol.) 0
(0)
** ** 0
(1)
2
(32)
0
(2)
0
(4)
1
(13)
1
(30)
1
(35)
4
(92)
4
(64)
2
(35)
1
(23)
2
(25)
2
(43)
2
(37)
2
(43)
3
(57)
1
(11)
1
(19)
1
(13)
0
(5)
1
(13)
** 2
(19)
** 2
(53)
5
(53)
0
(0)
**
Some of the Time 23
(416)
** ** 22
(316)
28
(363)
36
(486)
44
(662)
44
(1010)
61
(1512)
62
(1775)
64
(1458)
69
(1107)
62
(868)
53
(1015)
57
(621)
56
(985)
69
(1348)
68
(1530)
74
(1312)
66
(990)
58
(741)
55
(842)
44
(580)
52
(552)
** 68
(716)
** 76
(2255)
71
(736)
78
(1519)
**
Most of the Time 57
(1013)
** ** 62
(900)
48
(619)
54
(724)
47
(708)
48
(1089)
34
(839)
30
(854)
27
(608)
23
(372)
31
(436)
40
(776)
35
(381)
36
(645)
25
(492)
26
(581)
19
(342)
30
(453)
36
(466)
40
(610)
51
(665)
43
(454)
** 25
(267)
** 20
(585)
20
(202)
20
(383)
**
Just About Always 16
(282)
** ** 14
(207)
17
(217)
7
(98)
6
(97)
5
(120)
2
(62)
3
(99)
2
(57)
2
(33)
2
(22)
4
(70)
3
(35)
4
(74)
3
(57)
3
(71)
2
(43)
3
(40)
4
(45)
4
(67)
5
(62)
4
(38)
** 5
(55)
** 2
(71)
3
(34)
2
(37)
**
Don't Know, Depends 4
(63)
** ** 1
(21)
4
(54)
2
(27)
2
(26)
2
(47)
2
(56)
3
(98)
3
(73)
2
(30)
3
(40)
2
(37)
2
(19)
1
(21)
1
(29)
1
(23)
1
(14)
0
(2)
1
(7)
1
(9)
0
(0)
0
(5)
** 0
(1)
** 0
(8)
1
(8)
- **
N 1774 0 0 1445 1285 1337 1497 2279 2499 2861 2288 1606 1401 1921 1081 1768 1963 2248 1768 1496 1278 1541 1312 1062 0 1058 0 2972 1033 1940 0

Percentage Within Study Year
F indicates face-to-face mode only
W indicates web/Internet mode only
Table 5A.1. by Mode