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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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Images of the Day: Okinawa, Thailand, Philippines

Posted by feww on April 26, 2010

100,000 Protest US Base on Okinawa


About 100,000 people rallied on the island of Okinawa Sunday to protest continued presence a US air base. The protest was led by the prefecture’s governor and many of the mayors, who demanded the Prime Minister to make good on his election promise of shutting down the Futema Marine Corps Air Station. Photo: Kyodo News Agency/ via AP. Image may be subject to copyright.

Battleground Bangkok


Pedestrians walk past the barricade erected by an anti-government ‘red shirt’ protesters, built with bamboo poles and tires and decorated with red flags and the Thai national flag, in the Silom business district in Bangkok April 25, 2010. The protesters encamped for weeks in central Bangkok promised more aggressive measures after the government rejected their proposals to end increasingly violent protests in return for early polls. Credit: REUTERS/Eric Gaillard. Image may be subject to copyright.

Poverty in the Philippines


A massive blaze gutted shanty houses in suburban Quezon City, north of Manila. Fueled by scorching heat and fanned by strong winds the fire destroyed at least 300 homes and left about 7,000 people homeless. Photo: Aaron Favila/Associated Press. Image may be subject to copyright.

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