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Public confidence in US Congress hits 10 pc low: Gallup Poll

Last Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 14:38

Washington: Public confidence in US Congress has reduced to a historic low, a new survey has revealed.

A survey conducted by Gallup showed that the percentage of Americans who had confidence in Congress is now down to 10 percent, ranking last on a list of 16 societal institutions, while Democrats, Independents and Republicans are equally likely to show lesser confidence.

Gallup`s Elizabeth Mendes and Joy Wilke said that Congress` score has been the lowest for any institution on their record.

However, military has the highest confidence rate of 76 percent followed by small businesses and police.

The survey further showed that apart from Congress the lowest to score are the HMOs and organised labour.


First Published: Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 14:35

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