Favorability of Major Federal Agencies

Public Opinion_Favorability of IRSAccording to new polling from Gallup, Americans’ views of the IRS are, not surprisingly, on the decline, but their opinions of other agencies such as the CDC and the FBI are more favorable. One finding worth noting is that Americans’ views of individual agencies generally outpace their overall opinion of the federal government in general. This is consistent with Public Works’ research findings and recommendations – the more the conversation is about specific public sector activities rather than the government writ large, the greater the public understanding and support.

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