Tracking Trust in U.S. Institutions

Updated: June 9, 2022 | By Peyton Shelburne
This chart shows the average share of adults who say they trust 18 major U.S. institutions.

Every week, Morning Consult tracks U.S. adults’ trust in each of 18 major institutions, from Congress to Hollywood. This dataset provides real-time insights into how public trust is shifting in the country. The latest results are from a survey conducted June 2-4, 2022, among a representative sample of 2,210 U.S. adults, with an unweighted margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points. This page is updated monthly. 

How Trust in Institutions Has Shifted Over Time

Shares of U.S. adults who report having “some” or “a lot of” trust in the following institutions:

The News Media Is the Most Polarizing U.S. Institution

Shares of Democrats and Republicans who report having “some” or “a lot of” trust in the following institutions:

 

 

Baby Boomers Have the Most Trust in Every Institution Except Congress and Hollywood

Shares who report having “some” or “a lot of” trust in the following institutions:

 

 

Trust in the Supreme Court Hits a New Tracking Low

Shares who report having “some” or “a lot of” trust in the U.S. Supreme Court

Only 1 in 3 U.S. Adults Trust Congress, a New Tracking Low

Shares who report having “some” or “a lot of” trust in Congress

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