07/22/2010 01:42 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Confidence In Congress Falls To Lowest Level Since 1973

Congress has become the least trusted institution in America in exchange for all of that work. It ranks below perennially reviled groups such as "big business" and "banks" according to a recent Gallup poll. Confidence in Congress has fallen to the lowest level of any institution since Gallup began tracking the trends in 1973. The research firm's most recent survey of the subject shows that 50% of Americans saying they have little or no confidence in Congress.The military is at the top of the "most trusted" list, perhaps because it does the bidding of the federal government. "Small business" ranks next, perhaps because it, as much as any group other than consumers, has been crippled by government and bank policies which have ignored it as a part of the economy that has been worth saving. "

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