Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays the American public from holding the U.S. Postal Service in a favorable light.
A new survey by the Pew Research Center finds that at a time when only a tiny fraction of people surveyed believe the federal government does the right thing most of the time, 90 percent of respondents have a favorable opinion of the Postal Service, a higher rating than any other agency.
Just 34 percent said they are satisfied with the direction of the country today, but the vast majority of respondents have broadly favorable opinions of the agencies that make up government.
Of the 16 agencies Pew researchers asked about, Americans hold favorable opinions of 14. Only one agency — Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) — has higher unfavorable ratings than favorable. An equal number, 48 percent, see the Department of Education favorably and unfavorably.