The survey also finds fewer people believe the same degree of secrecy takes place on the local level.
Also, it seems more people are considering the issue of secrecy when picking a presidential candidate. The poll says nearly nine out of 10 of those asked believe it's important to know the positions of presidential and congressional candidates on open government.
The survey of 1,012 people was conducted by Scripps Howard News Service and Ohio University in conjunction with Sunshine Week, which is a nationwide effort by media organizations to draw attention to the public's right to know.
The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.