"The IOP survey finds young Americans broadly distrustful of government and expressing doubts that political leaders share their concerns or that politics today can meet the nation's challenges.
Overall, just 15% of those under 30 think the nation is heading in the right direction, while almost three times as many say it's going the wrong way. Another 36% aren't sure which way it's going. Majorities say they rarely trust the president, Congress, the Supreme Court or the federal government more generally. A majority say they agree that elected officials "don't seem to have the same priorities I have," and about half agree that "politics today are no longer able to meet the challenges our country is facing" and that "politics has become too partisan."