PBS poll: 70 percent say civility has dropped since Trump’s election


A majority of Americans in a new survey thinks civility has gotten worse since President Trump was elected.

A PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist Poll out early Monday found that 70 percent of Americans think civility has gotten worse since Trump’s election.

Just 6 percent of Americans think civility is better now, and 20 percent think it has stayed the same.

{mosads}The poll also found that Americans trust the intelligence community and the courts the most and Congress and the media the least.

Sixty-one percent of respondents say they do not put much trust in the Trump administration.

That percentage is largely split among partisan lines, with 90 percent of Democrats saying they don’t trust the Trump administration and 84 percent of Republicans saying the opposite.

Just 30 percent of respondents say they trust the media either a “great deal” or a “good amount.” Thirty-seven percent of Americans say they don’t trust the media at all.

The poll was conducted from June 21 to June 25 among 1,205 adults. Its margin of error is 2.8 percentage points.

The poll comes in the wake of Trump’s escalated attacks on the media, specifically targeting CNN and the co-hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” in recent days.

It also comes as Senate Republicans struggle to garner support for their healthcare plan repealing and replacing ObamaCare.


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