Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Government Gets Low Transparency Ratings from Citizens, But Better than Private Industry, and the President Beats Congress and Agencies

See the ForeSee Results Press Release:

Citizens Give Government Rock-Bottom Transparency Ratings: New Study: White House Beats Congress in Transparency and Trust; E-Gov May Be the Path Forward for More Open Government - ANN ARBOR, MI and WASHINGTON, DC (October 20, 2010)

Statistics are useful, but you have to put them in perspective. The ForeSee Results press release actually shows that the White House beats the transparency of government overall and scores nearly 10% better than Congress. What is quite telling is that industries such as airlines, banking, healthcare and oil and gas score considerably worse than the White House.

The question then arises as to whether citizen's expectations are simply higher than the doable realities.

Read the ForeSee Results Press Release.

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