Most Trusted Branch of Government (October 2012)

Most Trusted Branch of Government (October 2012)

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categorycolumn-1
The U.S. Congress, the legislative branch10%
The President, the executive branch28%
The U.S. Supreme Court, the judicial branch34%
Don't know27%

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
The U.S. Congress, the legislative branch1%11%19%
The President, the executive branch61%18%2%
The U.S. Supreme Court, the judicial branch22%38%45%
Don't know16%33%34%

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categoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
The U.S. Congress, the legislative branch15%8%26%
The President, the executive branch1%6%1%
The U.S. Supreme Court, the judicial branch55%49%36%
Don't know29%37%37%

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categoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
The U.S. Congress, the legislative branch2%1%1%
The President, the executive branch51%30%78%
The U.S. Supreme Court, the judicial branch27%41%13%
Don't know20%28%9%

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categoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
The U.S. Congress, the legislative branch0%4%21%
The President, the executive branch70%30%8%
The U.S. Supreme Court, the judicial branch18%35%41%
Don't know11%31%31%

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categoryLeaning conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
The U.S. Congress, the legislative branch16%24%22%
The President, the executive branch10%2%14%
The U.S. Supreme Court, the judicial branch46%41%28%
Don't know27%32%36%

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categoryLeaning liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
The U.S. Congress, the legislative branch0%1%0%
The President, the executive branch70%73%65%
The U.S. Supreme Court, the judicial branch22%14%13%
Don't know8%12%22%

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categoryDemocratRepublicanTea Party
The U.S. Congress, the legislative branch1%18%21%
The President, the executive branch67%2%1%
The U.S. Supreme Court, the judicial branch22%46%41%
Don't know11%33%36%

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categoryWhiteBlackHispanic
The U.S. Congress, the legislative branch12%1%10%
The President, the executive branch17%71%39%
The U.S. Supreme Court, the judicial branch41%19%25%
Don't know30%9%26%

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categoryMaleFemale
The U.S. Congress, the legislative branch11%10%
The President, the executive branch31%25%
The U.S. Supreme Court, the judicial branch33%35%
Don't know25%30%

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categoryUrbanSuburbanRural
The U.S. Congress, the legislative branch7%12%10%
The President, the executive branch38%26%19%
The U.S. Supreme Court, the judicial branch29%38%33%
Don't know25%24%38%

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categoryNo high schoolHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
The U.S. Congress, the legislative branch14%8%10%11%12%14%
The President, the executive branch46%26%34%30%25%17%
The U.S. Supreme Court, the judicial branch1%30%33%34%41%57%
Don't know39%37%23%25%21%12%

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