There’s no argument that we’re living in a politically tumultuous time. President Trump currently holds only a 42% approval rating amongst Americans. Approval ratings for Congress are even lower, hovering at just over a measly 20%. However, Gallup took a survey to ask Americans how they felt about our government agencies, and the results are in! According to the survey’s findings, USPS is still America’s favorite government agency. To the hundreds of thousands of USPS employees around the country working to make our postal system run smoothly, we salute you!
Roughly a Third of Americans Feel Positively About USPS
74% of Americans who participated in the survey said they felt “Excellent or Good” about the US Postal Service. Gallup’s findings are no fluke. In fact, when they conducted the same survey in 2014, 2017, and 2018, USPS ranked at the top for all those years, as well. 2019 also sees the Postal Service continues its reign at the top of the American public sentiment, beating out other agencies such as the Secret Service, the CDC, the CIA, and even NASA.
How America’s Favorite Government Agency Compares to Others
The Postal Service is at the top of the list, and it’s interesting to see how the public feels about the rest of our government agencies. Here’s how the main United States government agencies rank, according to the Gallup survey. Percentages reflect the portion of the public who voted “Excellent or Good” in regards to the respective agencies.
- US Postal Service – 74%
- Secret Service – 69%
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – 64%
- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) – 60%
- NASA – 60%
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – 57%
- Department of Homeland Security – 55%
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – 52%
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – 50%
- Federal Reserve Board – 48%
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – 44%
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – 43%
- Veteran’s Administration (VA) – 39%