Confidence in Congress Can't Get Much Lower

Only 10% of us have a 'great deal' or 'quite a lot'

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 14, 2013 11:57 AM CDT

(Newser) – Things Americans have more confidence in than Congress, according to the latest Gallup poll: the police, organized religion, banks, big business, HMOs ... and literally everything else pollsters asked them about. Congress came in last on the list of 16 institutions for the fourth consecutive year, and this year found the lowest level of confidence in Congress—or any other institution on record—since Gallup started asking in 1973. Just 10% of respondents said they had a "great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in the legislative body, while 52% said they had "very little" or no confidence in it.

In this Nov. 19, 2011 fie photo the U.S. Capitol building is seen in Washington.
In this Nov. 19, 2011 fie photo the U.S. Capitol building is seen in Washington.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
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