pp. 379-402

The Decline of Confidence in American Institutions
Seymour Martin Lipset and William Schneider document the sharp decline in public confidence that has occurred for all major American institutions since 1965. They conclude, however, that the change in attitudes is directed toward the performance of institutions, and has not resulted in a rejection of the American social, political, or economic systems themselves.

More by This Author

Racial and Ethnic Conflicts: A Global Perspective, Rita Jalali and Seymour Martin Lipset


The Confidence Gap during the Reagan Years, 1981-1987, Seymour Martin Lipset and William Schneider


The Creation of a Democratic Majority 1928-1936, Kristi Andersen
Reviewed by William Schneider

Electoral Behavior: A Comparative Handbook, Richard Rose
Reviewed by William Schneider

About PSQ's Editor

Demetrios James Caraley

Full Access

Join the Academy of Political Science and automatically receive Political Science Quarterly.

From the Archives

LONDON TERRORIST ATTACK

Tactical Advantages of Terror

RICHARD BETTS applies offense-defense theory to explain the intense advantages that terrorist groups have in launching offensive strikes and in exploiting the defenses that a nation can put up in this era of globalization and asymmetric warfare.

Search the Archives

Publishing since 1886, PSQ is the most widely read and accessible scholarly journal with distinguished contributors such as: Lisa Anderson, Robert A. Dahl, Samuel P. Huntington, Robert Jervis, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Theda Skocpol, Woodrow Wilson

view additional issues

New APS Book

Continuing Issues in U.S. National Security Policy   CONTINUING ISSUES IN U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY

Most read

Articles | Book reviews

Understanding the Bush Doctrine
Robert Jervis

The Study of Administration
Woodrow Wilson

Notes on Roosevelt's "Quarantine" Speech
Dorothy Borg

view all

About US

Academy of Political Science

The Academy of Political Science, promotes objective, scholarly analyses of political, social, and economic issues. Through its conferences and publications APS provides analysis and insight into both domestic and foreign policy issues.

Political Science Quarterly

With neither an ideological nor a partisan bias, PSQ looks at facts and analyzes data objectively to help readers understand what is really going on in national and world affairs.

Stay Connected
newsstand locator
About APS