Half of Americans trust the FBI either most of the time (10%) or “just about always” (40%). This is significantly higher than Americans’ trust in the federal government more generally; about one-quarter of Americans trust “the government in Washington” to do what is right either “just about always” or “most of the time.”
Trust in the FBI is significantly higher among Democrats than either Republicans or political independents.
Only 4% of Republicans indicate that that they “just about always” trust the FBI to do what is right, compared with 17% of Democrats.
Only 7% of Democrats indicate that they “hardly ever” trust the FBI to do what is right, compared with 30% of independents and 32% of Republicans.