Politics And Politics Through The United States Citizenship, Involvement ( Cid ) Survey

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Introduction and Research Question I have chosen to analyze the topics of trust and politics through the United States Citizenship, Involvement (CID) Survey. The paper is composed of four segments; theories and hypotheses, data and methods, findings and discussion. I will be exploring further how one’s ability to trust other individuals and their frequency in watching news programs about politics and current events plays a role in trust in Congress. The topic of trust in Congress is worth exploring to identify factors that encourage and/or discourage individuals from trusting government institutions. Moreover, trust in government institutions may affect people’s choices in deciding to vote, joining political groups, enlisting in the army, obtaining firearms, paying taxes etc. I seek to find out if general trust in others and watching news programs about politics affect one’s trust in Congress?
Theories and Hypotheses I theorize that individuals that trust other individuals are more likely to have some trust in government institutions. If individuals are open to trusting other individuals then they are capable of trusting people that help run government institutions. Furthermore, placing trust in those who run these institutions is placing trust in the institution itself. Secondly, I theorize that people are more likely to trust government institutions when they follow politics and current events. For instance, the decisions Congress makes on a daily basis are not…

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