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Document Number: 10707

State Governments Viewed Favorably as Federal Rating Hits New Low - Though the public view of federal government is at a low, citizens continue to hold state and local governments in higher esteem, according to a brief from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. Just 28% rate the federal government favorably, down five points from a year ago and the lowest percentage ever in a Pew Research Center survey. By contrast, state governors get a positive rating: 55% view their governors favorably compared to 30% giving their governors an unfavorable rating. State economic ratings show modest improvement. (Pew Research Center, April 2013)...

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