analyze some public opinion data.

The three questions below reflect shifts in public trust in government between 2015 and 2018. Examine them carefully. What general patterns do you see? How would you describe citizens’ attitudes toward the government? What political, social, and/or psychological factors can explain differences in the results between the three years when the study was conducted? Your task here is not mere description of the numbers but explanation of phenomena these numbers reveal.

Also, do you think these results correctly reflect what is going in American politics? If not, what may cause the discrepancy?

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