American Confidence in Institutions
This interactive visualization allows you to explore the results of more than forty years’ worth of data from the General Social Survey (GSS 1972 – 2014), which asked Americans to evaluate their confidence in the people running the United States’ most salient institutions. The GSS offers a choice of three confidence levels: hardly any, some, and a great deal.
The visualization below charts the answers of ‘a great deal’ by percentage of respondents for each institution surveyed. Manipulate the ‘demographic’ displayed in order to get a more nuanced picture this feeling and sentiment across demographics.
A detailed report on the data can be found here.