The congressional Republicans and U.S. Postal Service (USPS) executives who’ve been trying to gut the Postal Service and denigrating the work of the men and women who keep the mail moving ought to take a listen to the American public. A recent Gallup Poll found that Americans rate the Postal Service highest among 13 government agencies.
The most surprising finding is that young people had the highest praise, with 81% of 18- to 29-year olds giving the USPS “excellent or good” marks. Postal Workers (APWU) President Mark Dimondstein said:
Pundits have convinced many people that the future of the Postal Service is bleak because young people consider it irrelevant, but this poll shows the opposite is true.
Overall the Postal Service scored a 72% excellent or good rating. Dimondstein said:
The USPS won high marks, despite efforts by the postmaster general and Board of Governors to dismantle it, degrade service standards, close mail processing plants and, despite ongoing threats, to end Saturday mail delivery.