While observers are lauding the nuclear agreement reached among international powers Tuesday as a way to reshape relations between Iran and the West, Gallup surveys show distrust on both sides.
The venerable General Social Survey results for 2014 confirm the findings from Gallup and other surveys that Americans have become significantly less confident in all branches of their government.
One of many questions that arises in contemplation of a pending and potential shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security is the impact this would have on public opinion. The Senate and House are in recess at this point in time and won't have a full day together again until Feb. 25. The deadline for passing legislation that would fund the DHS is Feb. 27.