Government vs. BanksGuess who's more hated than banks? The folks in Washington.

Yes, despite the din from the Occupy Wall Street crowd, not everybody dislikes financial institutions -- at least, not their own. A new poll from the staunchly libertarian and conservative Reason Foundation and the similarly aligned Arthur N. Rupe Foundation found that 76% of Americans surveyed have a favorable opinion of their own bank, while just 15% gave it a thumbs down.

Who's the bigger villain, banks or the federal government?
My bank is great, can't say the same for the feds.320 (56.1%)
I think they both stink.203 (35.6%)
This government does a good job, the banks are another story.23 (4.0%)
I don't use banks.9 (1.6%)
I don't pay taxes, so I don't worry about what the government does.4 (0.7%)
11 (1.9%)
Uncle Sam, by contrast, gets a big thumbs down. A mere 32% said they have a favorable opinion of the federal government as a whole, and 62% rate it unfavorably.

Congress fares even worse: Some 80% of those surveyed said they disapprove of the job it's doing. And, when asked which outcome they feared more, 54% said they're more worried that the government will do something to make the economy worse, while 40% said they're more worried that the government will fail to take action on the economy.

The president, though, fared somewhat better: 49% of respondents approved of the job Barack Obama is doing in the White House, with 47% disapproving.

So, does this means banks have bragging rights?



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Mike

Fed res dollar printing has increased to keep up with US treasury's need for them as debt buyer of last resort. Euro is doing same for their debt but doesn't hold the luxury as world's res currency. Fed exports it's inflation to the world euro can't & WILL hypor inflate to ZERO. Europ will run to the dollar as others trade for gld/slvr. Even with small demand increase gld/slvr price rise outside the fed's ability to keep suprpressed & dollar will start its final fall, world WILL panic & gld/slvr will BE only reserve currency. World fiat monotary system is collapsing & we face deep depression. Got Gold? China & India does, why's that you figure?

December 25 2011 at 5:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Charles

I even trust used auto salesmen more than Congress and the President!!

December 22 2011 at 3:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ectullis

I'm beginning to trust judges, cops, and lawyers more than the government.

December 22 2011 at 3:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gas0244

My bank had a record year in 2008 when others were failing. When you need customer service, you get someone in Kansas City, not India.

December 22 2011 at 3:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
billyjoeobama

American people weren't confused until Barry Soetoro got elected.

December 22 2011 at 2:31 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
HiBarbRayAndMeg

So this article confirms what I have always suspected. The american people are confused. The Banks and Government are so interconnected that it would be very hard to tell them apart. So to say you like one better than the other is well.... confusing.

December 22 2011 at 2:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mhcontain

Am I surprised? Only idiot Liberals like or trust the government. When in the history of mankind has a government been efficient and not corrupt? Ever deal with the IRS, the police, city hall? You'd rather deal with your bank than any of them.

December 22 2011 at 2:25 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
pdbliz

RUN A BACK GROUND CHECK ON THE OCCUPY MARCHERS,,,,ASK SOME OF THEM,,,,WHO PAYS YOU TO MARCH.????
UNIOS ARE THE FIRST OUT OF THERE MOUTHS,,,,,,,,BUT,,,ALOT OF THEM ARE FROM RICH FAMILIES.....
THESE ARE NOT JUST PEOPLE OUT OF A JOB,,,OR POOR PEOPLE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,IT TAKES MONEY TO STAY AS LONG AS MOST HAVE STAYED....
THERE PEOPLE GET DIRRECT ORDERS OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE....
LOOK AT EGYPT SPRING.!!!!!!!! A DISSASTER...............MUSLIMS ARE TAKING OVER AFTER THE ELECTIONS,,,
THIS WAS NOT ABOUT MARCHING FOR FREEDOM,,,IT WAS ABOUT THE TAKE OVER ,,,RIGHT UNDER YOUR NOSE...
BOY,,,THE YOUNG ,,FOOLISH ,,STUPID AMERICAN KIDS ARE FALLING RIGHT IN LINE.!!!!

December 22 2011 at 2:11 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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HiBarbRayAndMeg

You are probably one of these super intelligent individuals who think raising the top income tax rate 4% on the wealthy is the end of the world. How close am I?

December 22 2011 at 2:25 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
pdbliz

N 7992,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I am about to beleive you.......LET THE OCCUPY PEOPLE,,,MARCH ON WASHINGTON DC.....
BOTH PARTIES NEED ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENTS.!!!!!!

December 22 2011 at 1:57 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
pdbliz

YES,,,THE TAX CUT,,,AS IT IS CALL,,,IS JUST A BAND AID,!!!!!!! FEDERAL TAX MONEY GOES INTO SOCIAL SECURITY FUNDS,,,,,,,,IF THIS IS CUT BACK ,,,,,,,IN THE LONG RUN,,,,THE PEOPLE LOSE BOTH WAYS....

LET SOME OF THE RICH DEMOCRATES PAY IT,,,,,OLD UGLY NANCY,,,,OLD SLOBBERING AT THE MOUTH BARNEY FRANKS,,,,,GOOFEY HARRY REID,,,,ALL 3 ARE MULI MILLIONARES.!!!!!!!!...

December 22 2011 at 1:55 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply