“ The growth in power and size of the federal government has been accompanied by a steady decrease in American’s faith in democracy (source, Pew Research, see left).”
That’s not the full picture.
- There is general lost of trust in politics. The country size doesn’t matter. Random top google results:
Public opinion polling is a staple of political life; it is rare that a week passes without the report of a survey in…www.aph.gov.au
In general there is decrease the trust of all kinds of corner stones of western civilization. Should we talk about the level of trust in banks? ;)
2) You claim that there is strong correlation between US government ‘size’ and level of trust. Could you please share data about trust level between 1920 and 1960 and then 1960–2000? Because you shows data only since 1997.