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Trust in Government" The burst of support for the federal government that followed September 11 is over. In the aftermath of that tragedy, the long-term decline in Americans? trust of their government was sharply reversed. Measures of trust turned dramatically upward. Indicators of approval of political leaders and of government performance drove the spike in trust. But eight months later, some measures have fallen close to their pre-9/11 levels, and the long-term trends again prevail. "Opportunity Lost: The Rise and Fall of Trust and Confidence in Government After September 11" by G. Calvin Mackenzie and Judith M. Labiner is published by the Brookings Institution.

 

By Brookings Institution , US.

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