You can trust us on this, but you probably won't

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

You can trust us on this. Americans are a mistrustful bunch.

When you give your credit card to a cashier, do you worry that might be misused? If so, you're not alone. Two-thirds of Americans in an Associated Press-GfK poll say they have little confidence in the people who swipe their card.

More than half don't have much trust in the people who come into their homes to do work.

About 3 out of 5 lack confidence in people with whom they've shared information on social media. Fifty percent have little trust in the people who prepare their food when they eat out.

But the people Americans trust the least are in Washington.

Only 2 percent say they trust the government to do what's right nearly all of the time.