The public isn’t convinced that the government is open with Americans, at least according to our latest research. The ForeSee Results/Nextgov Government Transparency Study measured citizen perceptions of government transparency with the White House and Congress, among other government entities.
Americans give Congress terrible scores in terms of transparency and trust. The White House scores much better, but can hardly be
characterized as a raging success. On the study’s 100-point scale, the
White House scored a 46 and Congress scored a 37 in terms of
transparency (defined as thoroughness of information disclosure, the speed at which it is released, and the ease of accessing it publicly).
The report is based on a national survey of 5,107 respondents.