75% in U.S. See Widespread Government Corruption

by GALLUP  |  published on September 20, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Three in four Americans (75%) last year perceived corruption as widespread in the country’s government. This figure is up from two in three in 2007 (67%) and 2009 (66%).

While the numbers have fluctuated slightly since 2007, the trend has been largely stable since 2010. However, the percentage of U.S. adults who see corruption as pervasive has never been less than a majority in the past decade, which has had no shortage of controversies from the U.S. Justice Department’s firings of U.S. attorneys to the IRS scandal.

  • gavinwca

    Not just corruption, wide spread fraud, theft, violations of rivals constitutional rights, murdering and jailing our soldiers for doing their jobs, and ignoring the constitution by all three branches of government, this is a run a way fascist goverment, they need to be thrown out of office on their ears. Where is the Article V convention it is past time.

  • Richard Schwartz

    Business lose money and change. They get rid of waste and get lean. Other companies will consume them or they don’t exist any longer. Government on the other had just expands and ignores the problem. Government gets larger and no problem resolution. WARNING: It will take years to change but well worth it. “GO ALONG TO GET ALONG”

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