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.