New Poll Finds Americans Hold a Negative View of Federal Workers

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Over half of Americans think federal workers are paid too much.

More than half of Americans say they think that federal workers are overpaid for the work they do, and more than a third think they are less qualified than those working in the private sector, according to a Washington Post poll.

 

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30% of Overweight American’s Think They Are Thinner Than They Really Are

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30% of overweight people thought they were in the normal range.

Many Americans have skewed perceptions when it comes to their weight, often believing they are thinner than they really are, even when the scales are shouting otherwise, a new poll finds.As part of the Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey, respondents were asked to provide their height and weight, from which pollsters calculated their body-mass index (BMI), a ratio of weight to height. Respondents were then asked which category of weight they thought they fell into.

 

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46% of Americans Suffer From Debt-Related Stress According to Survey

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Debt still stresses Americans.

The economy trudges ahead yet debt dogs many Americans, stressing them out even as they firm up their own financial foundations. There are new jobs produced but old worries persisting for people despite belt-tightening and boosted savings, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

 

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4 Out of 5 Americans Distrust Washington According to Pew Poll

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The 19th Century American statesman Henry Clay called government “the great trust.” But most Americans today have little faith in their government’s ability to deal with the nation’s problems. For Americans, public confidence in government is at one of the lowest points in a half century, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center. Nearly 8 in 10 people in the country say they don’t trust the federal government and have little faith it can solve America’s ills, the survey found.

 

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