Maybe We Need a Poll

From a New Yorker article last week (the full text of which is not online unless you’re registered) by Samantha Power, about Christian lawer Gary Haugen who runs the somewhat-controversial International Justice Mission, providing legal services to clients in Third World countries.

According to a report published by Afrobarometer, a public-opinion research group, only fifty-three per cent of people surveyed in sub-Sarahan Africa expressed confidence that senior government officials would be brought to justice if they committed a serious crime.

Considering the current attitude of “don’t look back” being expressed by the soon-to-be-POTUS and his aides — and a rather shocking lack of accountability for crimes executed under previous administrations in the US — would the American public even break into the forties?