Illinois Residents Distrust Their State Government Profoundly: 12% More Than Do People in Any Other State, Says Gallup

Gallup poll issued on April 4th finds that only 28% of Illinois residents trust their state government. The second-worst states on this were Maine and Rhode Island, tied at only 40% trust. That 12% gap (between 28% and 40%) compares to the 6% gap to the next-worst, Pennsylvania, at 46% trust; then the gaps above that are miniscule, with Louisiana at 48%; California and Maryland tied at 49%; West Virginia and North Carolina tied at 51%; Connecticut, Florida, and Nevada at 52%; and so on.

At the very top in residents’ trust were North Dakota at 77%, Wyoming at 76%, Utah at 75%, South Dakota at 74%, Nebraska at 73%, Texas at 72%, and Alaska at 71%.

The only trust-outlier in the entire nation is Illinois. Other than that unique state at 28%, all states were between 40% and 77%; and all states except for Maine, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania, were bunched smoothly together between 49%, and the top, 77%.

So, clearly, something’s rotten in the state of Illinois. Extraordinarily rotten there.

To find what your state’s score was, just click on this link.


Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.


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  • It looks like the largest ‘Progressive’ state in the country is failing it’s people. Why is that Eric Zuesse??

  • billylove

    The results may say more about the people in each state than the government of the state. E.g. 72% of Texans trust their state government, really!?

  • berger friedrich-wolfgang

    Could it be , that “Illinoisians , in their circumspect Way of Handling Day-to-Day – Problems” are more “straight-forward and self-conscious” in “Measuring the TRUTH” , while “Others , in their broad-minded Believe” , still clinch to the “Truth -SURROGATE” “”Probability and Likelihood” ?

  • Booo

    Ain’t no surprises here. If you look at who the present cesspool operator are. The ILL lawlessness that has migrated to the cesspool.