70% of US Doesn't Like the Fed

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2009 7:18 AM CDT
NASA tied for the second-best rating, with 58% saying it did an excellent or good job.   (AP Photo/NASA TV)
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(Newser) – The Federal Reserve is the least trusted of all federal agencies, a new Gallup poll finds. Just 30% of respondents said the Fed was doing a “good” or “excellent” job, giving it the lowest score out of nine agencies included in the poll. That’s a steep decline from the 53% who gave it high marks in 2003, the last time the poll was conducted.

The Centers for Disease Control, meanwhile, earned top marks, with 61% approving of its work, followed by NASA and the FBI with 58% apiece. The CIA and Homeland Security got middling scores, with a little under half of respondents approving of their work. The EPA, IRS, and FDA brought up the rear, with 42%, 40%, and 38% ratings respectively.