4. The poll found Republican or Republican-leaning states had a higher percentage of people who trusted their state government.
“Using Gallup’s 2013 data on state party affiliation, average trust in state government is 67% in solidly Republican or Republican-leaning states, 58% in competitive states, and 53% in solidly Democratic or Democratic-leaning states.”
5. Here’s the trust in state government map laid over the 2013 party identification map.
7. The less populated states are, the more trust there tends to be, and less populated states also tend to be more Republican.
“Larger states have larger economies and more citizens needing services, and often more diverse populations, so they may be more challenging to govern than smaller states. The population size-trust relationship may help explain the finding that trust in state government tends to be higher in Republican-leaning states than Democratic-leaning ones, since larger states tend to be Democratic and smaller states Republican.”
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