14. Arthur H. Miller. 1974. âPolitical Issues and Trust in Government: 1964â"1970.â American Political Science Review 68 (September): 951â"72.

Arthur H. Miller


The importance of citizen trust in government derives from its role in democratic theory. Presumably, the decisions of trusted authorities and institutions are more likely to be accepted as legitimate and worthy of support than are those of distrusted leaders and institutions.