Non-shocker of the year: Illinois residents are the least trusting of their state government. But Florida isn’t far behind.
In a Gallup poll released last week, just seven percent of Floridian surveyed said that they trust state government a great deal, while a full 14 percent said they do not trust state government at all. About 45 percent of Floridians trust state government a fair amount, and another 33 percent, “not very much.”
In sum, these results show a Florida with below average trust in state government relative to the rest of the nation.
Illinois, though, really takes the cake in its residents’ dismay with state government. Just 4 percent trust their state government a great deal, while 35 percent have no trust in this institution at all.
The four states following Illinois as least trusting are Rhode Island, Maine, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, California, and Maryland.
North Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, South Dakota, Nebraska, Texas and Alaska residents have the greatest trust in their state governments.