Sunshine poll

Americans overwhelmingly support President Obama’s order that federal agencies must show a “presumption in favor of disclosure” when asked to open government records to the public, an order issued during his first full day in office.

But a survey of 946 adult residents of the United States also found that 61 percent believe the federal government “only sometimes, rarely or never” obeys the Freedom of Information Act that requires such disclosure.

— Scripps Howard News Service