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Trust in Government



Trust in Government

Today, Americans’ trust in their government is exceptionally frail - only 4% believe they can rely on Washington to do the right thing “just about always.”

The representation of women is a formidable solution to this distrust.

For example, the presence of women in government makes women voters feel that their issues are understood by their elected bodies, thus increasing confidence.

This is reinforced by the tendency of female politicians to make personal connections with their constituents, reassuring both men and women that their opinions have real impact on policymakers’ decisions.