A Gallup poll asks people every year whether they are satisfied or dissatisfied with the freedom to choose what to do with their lives. The poll most likely reflects a growing and widespread attitude that corruption in the U.S. government is on the rise.
As you can see in the chart, Americans satisfaction with freedom to choose dropped 12 percent from 2006 to 2013 and their dissatisfaction rose from 9% to 21%. Gallup believes that the lack of confidence in the economy is probably one of the biggest problems but that the belief that our government is corrupt is probably the biggest factor.
Another poll shows that belief that the government is corrupt has been on the rise from 59% in 2006 to 79% in 2013. Perhaps that’s a good sign that people are finally waking up?
Gallup postulates that issues such as the corruption of the IRS and the NSA are likely big factors for the change in opinion. With congress and the president’s approval ratings at all time lows, something has to change soon.