Political

Distrust of politicians isn’t anything new

Another one for the ‘no things aren’t far worse than they’ve been, you just need to remember to check the past before making claims about it’ file:

1944 Gallup poll showing that scepticism of politicians is nothing new
Taken from Ben Seyd’s chapter in the excellent More Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box.

UPDATE: For some more detail on the longer term-trends, see the research of Will Jennings and colleagues.

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