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PRINCETON, NJ – Gallup’s annual update on confidence in institutions finds just 12% of Americans expressing confidence in Congress, the lowest of the 16 institutions tested this year, and the worst rating Gallup has measured for any institution in the 35-year history of this question.
Gallup first asked about confidence in institutions in 1973, repeating the question biannually through 1983, and obtaining annual updates since then. This year’s update comes from a June 9-12 Gallup Poll.
In the latest update, Congress ranks just below HMOs, for whom 13% of Americans express “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence. Big business, the criminal justice system, organized labor, newspapers, television news, and the presidency all receive relatively low confidence ratings.