Thanks a lot Mark, I'm glad I hit the nail on the head! I would also venture to say that we hear more about what is dysfunctional in government rather than what works. Media outlets tend to focus on the negative, and both parties win elections by saying the other party broke everything. It's unfortunate, really, that government workers get caught in the crosshairs of politics, though I suppose inherent. If those students came out of college truly informed about the role of government and government agencies, rather than what they've seen on TV, that chart would look a little different. And as you've said, they want to be certain things because they're portrayed positively in media, which government workers are all too often portrayed in an inaccurate and negative light.