This graph is designed to show the American public's approval rates for government institutions in the American political system (based on 1997 data): supreme court, president, congress, state government, federal government, and the political system overall. The supreme court has the highest approval rates among the public with 72% (combined data from Approve and Strongly Approve), followed by state government with 70% and the president with 61%. Congress and the federal government in general have the lowest approval rates each with 52% and 54% (combined data from Approve and Strongly Approve).