Trust is a keystone of institutions, but that keystone is increasingly weak. Across nearly all institutions—government, business, media, religion—trust is at an all-time low, with no shortage of polls showing the continuing decline.
According to Pew Research Center, only 21% of Americans recently said they trust the government in Washington to do what is right “just about always” or “most of the time.” Can these trends be reversed or are our democratic institutions stuck cursing the storm?
Join the Bipartisan Policy Center and the National Capital Area Political Science Association for a conversation with experts investigating the causes and consequences of declining trust in society, as well as prospects for restoring this essential element of national strength.
We care about preserving the major tenets of our democracy. Join us as we learn about these issues and tangible ways to make a difference. Together we are building a stronger and more inclusive democracy for all.