What’s Your Favorite Federal Agency?

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A new survey reveals which federal agencies Americans like the most (and least).

Coming in at the top: the Postal Service. It received a 90% favorable rating. Next in line were National Park Service, NASA and CDC (Centers for Disease Control).

On the other end of the spectrum, agencies that were rated least favorably were Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with a 54% unfavorable rating, followed next by the Departments of Education and Veterans Affairs.

Bar graph showing the results of the Pew Research Study rating Americans' views of federal agencies

The survey also noted that individuals who identify as either Republicans or Democrats have different views of federal agencies. For instance, Democrats tended to give a more favorable opinion of the IRS than Republicans, whereas Republicans had a much more favorable opinion of ICE.

Conducted by the Pew Research Center from September 5-16, the survey was conducted via phone interviews with 2,004 adults, 18 years of age or older living in the United States.

Public Opinion of Federal Agencies

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