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Majority of Americans Believe Congress is Corrupt

Posted by feww on September 29, 2015

The American majority apathetic, or altered?

75% of Americans see widespread government corruption, and majority believes that most members of Congress are corrupt, according to Gallup.

Most Americans believe that most members of Congress are corrupt, says a report.

” Majorities believe that most members of Congress are ‘out of touch with average Americans’ (79%), ‘focused on the needs of special interests’ rather than the needs of their constituents (69%) and corrupt (52%).”

75% in U.S. See Widespread Government Corruption—Gallup

Three in four Americans (75%) say corruption is widespread in the U.S. government. This figure is up from two in three in 2007 (67%) and 2009 (66%), said Gallup.

The numbers have fluctuated marginally since 2007; however,  the trend has remained unchanged since 2010. However, the percentage of U.S. adults who see corruption as pervasive has always been more than a majority in the past decade, fueled by various controversies including the U.S. Justice Department’s firings of U.S. attorneys and the IRS scandal, says Gallup.

U.S. government corruption is ranked at number 13 on a list of most corrupt countries that allegedly have “free press,”according to the report.

The top 12 countries with most corrupt governments that precede U.S.  are Lithuania (90%), Portugal, Ghana, Spain, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Poland, Taiwan, Cypress and Mauritius (75%).

Sweden has he least corrupt governmnet (14%), according to Gallup analysis.

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Most Americans Say U.S. Morals in Decline

Posted by feww on June 8, 2015

More Americans now describe moral values in the U.S. as ‘poor,’ compared to 2014: Poll

Most Americans (72%) continue to believe the state of moral values in the U.S. is declining . The trend has continued since 2002 when Gallup started its annual Values and Beliefs poll .

Americans are now more pessimistic about the direction of the country’s morals, compared with 2002 and 2003, when 67% said it was deteriorating. “Pessimism peaked between 2006 and 2008, when more than four in five Americans thought the state of moral values was declining,” said Gallup.

“Americans’ views of the state of moral values haven’t changed much over the past 13 years. Despite significant shifts in Americans’ views on same-sex marriage and other moral issues, as well as the increase in those who identify as social liberals, Americans are about as likely as they were in 2002 to consider moral values in the U.S. to be poor and to say they are heading for further decay.”

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