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Public Expresses Favorable Views of a Number of Federal Agencies

FBI viewed more positively; deep partisan divide over ICE

Despite historically low levels of public trust in the federal government, Americans across the political spectrum continue to overwhelmingly express favorable opinions of a number of individual federal agencies, including the Postal Service, the National Park Service, NASA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And majorities of both Republicans and Democrats now express favorable views of the FBI, reflecting a rebound in GOP perceptions after a decline in recent years.

Of the 16 agencies asked about in a national survey by Pew Research Center, conducted Sept. 5-16 among 2,004 U.S. adults, 14 are viewed more favorably than unfavorably by the public.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the sole agency asked about in the survey viewed more negatively (54 percent unfavorable) than positively (42 percent favorable), while the public is divided in its view of the Department of Education (48 percent favorable, 48 percent unfavorable).

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