Americans are not happy with the government, but for the first time in a long while, it’s not the most hated industry in the country.
A new poll conducted by Gallup asked thousands of Americans how they felt about 25 of the nation’s largest industries — positive, neutral or negative. Some 73% of responses for computers, the highest-rated industry, were positive. On the other end of the spectrum, only 22% felt positive about banking, while more than 60% felt negative.
24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 10 private sector industries with the most overall negative views among the 25 industries Gallup included in its annual Work and Education survey. We also reviewed the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ASCI), which employs a multi-equation econometric model to score industries on a 0-100 scale.
These are America’s 10 most hated industries.
This article originally appeared on 24/7 Wall St. on August 24, 2012.