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INTERACTIVE: Trust in Government, By State

A Gallup poll ranked states based on how their residents trust their state government to handle problems.
A Gallup poll ranked states based on how their residents trust their state government to handle problems. 

According to the poll, in general, trust is lower in more populous states than in less populous states. Gallup cites the possible reason for this is that larger states have larger economies and more citizens who need more services, which makes it more difficult to govern.

Click on a state to see how much they trust their state government. States highlighted in darker purple were the least trusted. States highlighted in lighter purple were the most trusted. 


About 600 residents in each state were surveyed for the report. 

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