Rep. Carlos Curbelo and Jim McLaughlin: Hopeless and Dissatisfied: Why Do Americans Distrust Government Institutions More Than Ever?

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:45pm03/27/2019 4:30pm 03/27/2019 5:45pm Rep. Carlos Curbelo and Jim McLaughlin: Hopeless and Dissatisfied: Why Do Americans Distrust Government Institutions More Than Ever?

Join IOP Resident Fellow Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) for a conversation with Jim McLaughlin, one of the foremost Republican pollsters in the country, to discuss the attitudes of young Americans towards today's parties and a feeling of dissatisfaction despite economic growth.

Littauer 166 (IOP Conference Room), HKS America/New_York public
Littauer 166 (IOP Conference Room), HKS

Americans' trust in confidence in government institutions is at an all-time low. Younger Americans in particular feel excluded from government and politics. There is a lot of hopelessness in society despite the fact that the economy is growing and unemployment is extremely low. It is odd that with a healthy economy, most Americans still believe the country is on the wrong track? Historically there has been a strong correlation between satisfaction with the economy and feelings about the direction of the country. What has happened in other countries and societies where citizens have lost faith in government institutions. We'll be joined by Jim McLaughlin, one of the foremost Republican national pollsters, who will help us understand how Americans feel about everything that's going on and what the future could look like for both parties.