Low trust in government: are Americans wired to be skeptical? A new study by the Pew Center sparks a debate on the role of trust and mistrust in American political life. Less than a quarter of Americans polled say they trust their government. Some experts say people in this country rarely express confidence in Congress and the executive branch. Others note a disturbing trend of increased polarization in government and among voters.9:06 a.m.
Paul Gronke: Associate professor of political science at Reed College and co-author of "The Skeptical American: Revisiting the Meanings of Trust in Government and Confidence in Institutions."
William Galston: Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and co-author of "Democracy at Risk: How Political Choices Undermine Citizen Participation and What We Can Do About It." Galston served in the Clinton administration as executive director of the National Commission on Civic Renewal.
For teens texting is the new talking A new study finds 75 percent of teens own cell phones and prefer using them to text rather than talk. And email, that's for parents. Internet researcher Lee Rainie talks about how teens' use of technology has changed.10:06 a.m.
Lee Rainie: Director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project.