Most give lawmakers poor ethics rating
Michael De Dora
Posted on December 13, 2011
A record 64 percent of Americans consider the honesty and ethical standards of members of Congress “low” or “very low,” according to a new survey from Gallup. The result matches the poll’s record “low”/”very low” rating, received by lobbyists in 2008. Gallup has measured the public’s perception of ethical standards in various profession since 1976.
To help put this finding into context with other professions, take a look at this chart:
And to help put the lawmakers’ rating in historical perspective, take a look at this: