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USPS ranks No. 1 in public opinion survey

Ninety-one percent of respondents in a new Pew Research Center survey have a favorable view of the Postal Service.

The Postal Service has again topped the list of federal agencies viewed favorably by the American public, according to a new survey.

Pew Research Center conducted the poll March 24-29, contacting 1,013 U.S. adults to gauge their opinion of federal government operations.

The results, released April 9, show that an overwhelming 91 percent of respondents have a favorable view of USPS.

“Postal Service employees continuously display a remarkable commitment to public service,” said Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan. “It is rewarding to see Americans’ appreciation of the Postal Service reflected in this new survey, especially as our employees continue to provide an essential service by accepting, processing, transporting and delivering vital mail and packages to every community during the coronavirus pandemic.”

Other agencies performing well in the poll include two at the forefront of the nation’s COVID-19 response — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (79 percent) and the Department of Health and Human Services (73 percent) — as well as the Census Bureau (77 percent) and the Department of Homeland Security (71 percent).

This is the sixth consecutive time USPS has topped the Pew Research Center poll on government agencies. In the previous survey, released last October, 90 percent of respondents said they have a favorable view of the Postal Service.

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