Confidence In Congress At Historic Low

Posted June 20, 2008 at 8:06am

For the last 35 years, Gallup has asked Americans how much “confidence” they have in institutions of all sorts (military, schools, media, banks, even Health Maintenance Organizations – HMOs).

This year, Congress hit a new milestone: not only is it the lowest of the 16 institutions tested this year, but at 12 percent, its confidence rating is the worst Gallup has ever measured.