UPDATED: JANUARY 6, 2022

Tracking Trust in U.S. Institutions
A weekly look at how Americans trust in major institutions is shifting

On a weekly basis, Morning Consult is tracking how much trust Americans have in 18 major institutions, from Congress to Hollywood. This dataset provides real-time insight into how the nature of trust is shifting in the country. 

The charts display the share of U.S. adults who answered that they have “a lot” or “some” trust in specific institutions within the U.S. The latest results are based on a survey conducted Dec. 30, 2021, among 2,200 U.S. adults and has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.

American Trust in Congress Dips to a New Tracking Low
The share of U.S. adults who trust each of the following either “a lot” or “some”:

The News Media and the U.S. Government are the Most Polarizing Institutions
The share of U.S. adults who trust the following either “a lot” or “some,” ordered by largest difference between Democratic and Republican trust:

Baby Boomers are Notably More Trusting in the Police and the U.S. Health Care System
The share of U.S. adults who trust the following either “a lot” or “some”:

Less Than 3 in 5 Americans Trust the U.S. Health Care System
The share of U.S. adults who trust the following either “a lot” or “some”:

American Trust in the News Media Dips to Match Last July's Tracking Low
The share of U.S. adults who trust the following either “a lot” or “some”:

Republican Trust in the Scientific Community Has Eroded Since Tracking Began
The share of respondents who trust the scientific community either “a lot” or “some”:

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