The Week in Polls: Americans Rank Cockroaches Over Congress

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Let Freedom Ring

When comparing the U.S. to other modern, industrialized nations, most Americans think their nation leads in three key areas. In a Gallup poll published Jan. 7, respondents rated the country the "best/above average" when it comes to individual freedoms (77 percent), quality of life (65 percent) and the opportunity for people to get ahead (55 percent). Just 29 percent, however, said the same when it comes to the health care system. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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