May 14, 2021

The public is losing trust in health agencies

A recent poll found that only 37% of Americans have a great deal of trust in the FDA. The CDC did better (52%) and HHS did worse (33%) but overall both state and federal agencies are suffering from a lack of public trust. The poll doesn’t ask details, but there is a clear political divide; “27% of Republicans greatly trust CDC, compared to 76% of Democrats.”