Just 28 percent of voters in Illinois have trust in their state’s government — by far the lowest number in the United States.
The scandal-plagued state — four of its last seven governors have wound up in jail — ranks the lowest in trust in government by 12 points, according to a new Gallup poll. The next least-trusting citizens are in another state known for its scandals, Rhode Island, and Maine (40 percent each).
By contrast, about three-fourths of voters in North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming say they trust their government. Those three rank the highest among all 50 states.
Here are the top seven most trustful and least trustful states. You’ll notice that the most trustful states are all red states, while the least trustful are all blue states — except for Louisiana.