Shock News: US Federal Government Agencies Popular!

The Tea Party and Republicans for years have made a big myth about how unpopular the Federal Government is, yet here is polling data to show how much more popular Federal Agencies are than Congress: even the IRS almost breaks even on unfavorable/favorable and of course it makes all the other more popular agencies possible by raising the funds that pay for them. Go IRS! Though I agree: CDC is my favorite.

In summary, despite overall distrust in the federal government, 9 of the 13 federal agencies and institutions included in a new Pew Research survey were viewed favorably by 60% or more of the public.  But among all of them, the IRS was the only one rated more unfavorably than favorably by the public, with 51% expressing a negative view compared with 44% who had a favorable one.

See also: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/10/21/irs-viewed-least-favorably-among-federal-agencies/

Daily Number: 51% - Despite overall distrust in the federal government, 9 of the 13 federal agencies and institutions included in a new Pew Research survey were viewed favorably by 60% or more of the public.  But among all of them, the IRS was the only one rated more unfavorably than favorably by the public, with 51% expressing a negative view compared with 44% who had a favorable one. http://pewrsr.ch/H5EVit

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About creativeconflictwisdom

I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
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