Updated: Thursday, March 14 2013, 06:57 PM EDT
Now matter which party you blame, many agree there's a failure to lead in Washington, D.C. When it comes to our confidence, many say the federal government is sinking fast and incapable of doing the right thing most of the time.
According to the Pew Research Center survey, people younger than 30 tend to have more trust in the federal government. Far more Democrats than Republicans say they can trust the government at least most of the time.