Only 7 percent of Americans polled by Gallup said they have "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in Congress as an American institution. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The kings of positive feelings: Paraguay's citizens were found to have the most positive things to say about their lives, according to a recent poll. Here, soccer fans cheer for Paraguay's Olimpia team last year. Nelson Antoine/AP hide caption

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U.S. and Canadian fans attend the women's hockey gold medal game in Sochi Thursday. A recent Gallup poll finds that Americans see Canada in the most favorable light, compared to other countries. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images hide caption

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A display of a series of skeletons showing the evolution of humans at the Peabody Museum, New Haven, Conn., circa 1935. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators march toward the U.S. Capitol on Saturday to demand that Congress investigate the National Security Agency's mass surveillance programs. Fang Zhe/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio (center), with House GOP leaders, speaks briefly to reporters on Oct. 1. Joining Boehner are (from left) House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., the Republican conference chairwoman. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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A new survey shows that a majority of Americans want Congress to keep the government running and deal with Obamacare separately. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Mitt Romney speaks Monday at a campaign event at Avon Lake High School in Avon Lake, Ohio. Tony Dejak/AP hide caption

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