The American People's Trust in Government:
 1955 to 1997 according to national polls.

Percentage of Americans who say they can
 trust the Government to do what is Right:

1958--   75 percent

1964 --  75 percent

1966--   65 percent

1968--   61 percent

1970--   53 percent

1974--   36 percent

1984--   44 percent

1997--   32 percent