Giving Compass' Take:

· A recent Gallup survey revealed that Americans' trust in the federal government to handle affairs is at its lowest point in more than 20 years. 

· How can donors support civil society efforts at home and abroad?

· Here's more on the fall of public trust in the government

Falling trust in government is a global phenomenon, pollster Robert Griffin said Monday in an interview on Hill.TV.

"What's important to recognize is the case that trust in government has fallen worldwide," Griffin, research director at the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group, told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons on "What America's Thinking."

"You take a look at a lot of western democracies...we've seen that trust go down over time," he said.

Read the full article about trust in the government by Julia Manchester at The Hill