2021-02-16 11:14:11

Mistrust: Why Losing Faith In Institutions Provides The Tools To Transform Them


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Ethan Zuckerman about losing faith.

Public trust in the federal government of the United States has been low for years now. But during the pandemic, it fell even lower. Just 20% of Americans as per the latest Pew survey in Fall 2020 said they trusted Washington to “do the right thing” just about always or most of the time.

My guest writes that in spite of the dangers of mistrust in institutions, the loss of public faith can be an important first step in transforming those institutions for the better.

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