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Most Americans say United States politics is less civil under Trump, poll finds

Most Americans say United States politics is less civil under Trump, poll finds

The same survey also shows distrust of numerous nation's fundamental democratic institutions amongst the public. Twenty percent say it's stayed the same.

Hey, snowflake, did you know a large majority of Americans think politics has become less civil in the Trump era, according to a new poll? Sad!

Over 80 percent of Democrats say civility has gotten worse since the Republican billionaire was elected, and 70 percent of Independents are of the same opinion.

While 77 percent of the people surveyed correctly named Great Britain when asked which country the United States won its independence from, 23 percent - almost a quarter of the population - named the wrong country or weren't sure, a NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll found.

Only Congress scored more poorly than the press, with 29 percent putting trust in America's lawmakers and 68 percent distrusting them. During the speech, he said "the fake media is trying to silence us".

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Americans' belief in the nature of our political discourse does not coincide with feelings about the Trump administration.

The poll found the same proportion of adults did not trust Congress, with 46 percent trusting our legislative branch not very much and 22 percent not trusting it at all.

Also, 61 percent of respondents said they don't trust polls.

By gender, the results are similar - 69 percent of men and 72 percent of women say it is worse.

Only intelligence and law enforcement agencies appear to engender much goodwill, with 60 percent saying they have some degree of trust in them. Sixty-one percent, the same figure as for the Trump administration, do not trust polls.