A whopping 75 percent of adults feel corruption is widespread throughout the government.

The Gallup survey found:

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.

Given this feeling about the government it’s not surprising to see non-politicians such as Donald Trump, Dr. Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina leading in GOP polls for the 2016 presidential race.

 

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