The federal government still isn’t winning any popularity contests with the public these days, but a new report released Monday found that 31 percent of Americans are very satisfied with federal service overall this year, up from 24 percent a year ago.

While Americans are still lukewarm about their government, they signaled improvements in agency responsiveness and listed the top performing federal agencies as the Internal Revenue Service, the Social Security Administration and the U.S. Postal Service, according to the survey by MeriTalk for RightNow, a customer service management firm company. Keep reading →