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Americans' Confidence in Congress Falls to Lowest on Record

Posted on 06-Jul-2013. Updated on 05-Sep-2013.
Topics: Public Trust  

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' confidence in Congress as an institution is down to 10%, ranking the legislative body last on a list of 16 societal institutions for the fourth straight year. This is the lowest level of confidence Gallup has found, not only for Congress, but for any institution on record. Americans remain most confident in the military, at 76%.


Americans' confidence in Congress is not only at its lowest point on record, but also is the worst Gallup has ever found for any institution it has measured since 1973. This low level of confidence is in line with Americans' low job approval of Congress, which has also been stuck below 30% for years.


[1] "Americans' Confidence in Congress Falls to Lowest on Record", Elizabeth Mendes and Joy Wilke, Gallup, 13-June-2013

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