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State Voices Public Opinion Tracker

A monthly public opinion study dedicated to understanding and sharing Americans attitudes about government and policy solutions.

Recent Articles Featuring State Voices Data

2023 in Review: How the Public Perceived the Political Parties

Trust Tracker

How do Americans feel toward government and community institutions?

Trust in government continues to fall. State and local governments are more trusted than the federal government and its agencies.

As the year continues, State Voices will tracking trust in government and other institutions over time. This page will be updated monthly with new data points and trends.

What are Americans’ most trusted sources of information?

American voters continue to be suspect of national and social media. Friends and family remain highly trusted sources of information.

Featured State Voices Report

New study reveals the views of college education women in the Milwaukee suburbs.

State Policy Network assisted the Institute for Reforming Government (IRG) in holding three small discussion focus groups designed to understand how previously right-leaning, college-educated women in the Milwaukee suburbs feel about politics and key issues affecting their lives.

Like most Americans, the suburban women we talked to for this report have more complicated views on politics and policy than most media narratives portray.

State Voices in the Media

Read more State Voices polling data and analysis in the news from Erin Norman, SPN’s Lee Family Fellow and Senior Messaging Strategist.

Why Americans are Concealing their True Political Beliefs
The Hill | October 25, 2022

The 50 Governments That Hold the Answer to American Division
Governing | October 10, 2022

Giving States More Autonomy is a Return to Our Country’s Foundation
The Washington Post | September 1, 2022

Rebuilding Trust in Government: A Model Emerges at Local Level
RealClearPolitics | August 16, 2022

Why We Must Expand Choice Within the Public School System
Washington Examiner | August 15, 2022

No, America Is Not on the Verge of a New Civil War
Governing | August 3, 2022

Trust in Government Lower Now Than After Watergate Scandal
RealClearPolitics | June 30, 2022

As Biden Dithers, States are Enacting Meaningful Inflation Policy
The Hill | June 6, 2022

Gen Z’s Surprising Support for Federalism
InsideSources | April 5, 2022

Declining trust in government shows why local politics matters
Washington Examiner | January 31, 2022

Resources for Members and Policymakers

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Methodology and Data Library

State Voices is fielded in partnership with Morning Consult once a month. The interviews are conducted online, and the data are weighted to approximate a target sample of Registered Voters based on gender by age, educational attainment, race, marital status, home ownership, race by educational attainment, 2016 presidential vote, and region. Results from the full nationwide survey have a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points.

All data related to the State Voices project can be found here.

Contact SPN

Erin Norman, Senior Messaging Strategist

Erin Norman is the Lee Family Fellow and Senior Messaging Strategist at State Policy Network. She currently leads SPN’s State Voices Public Opinion Tracker.

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