American trust in the government is shrinking

Americans' trust in government dipped to just 18% in 2017, according the Pew Research Center. That's the the lowest level since 2011 — when it was at 10%.

Reproduced from the Pew Research Center; Chart: Axios Visuals

Go deeper: This data was highlighted by Bruce Mehlman of Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas in his quarterly Washington Update, titled "Empowered America."