(The Hill) Congressional staffers believe they work longer hours than their counterparts in the private sector, according to a new survey set to be released Wednesday.

In a study of more than 1,400 House and Senate employees, 56 percent said they think they work more than people who hold similar job responsibilities outside government.

The findings about Capitol Hill staffers come at a time when public polls show Americans hold Congress in lower esteem than at any time in American history.

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