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Government Most Trusted Level of Government… Georgians trust about equally the various levels of government (Federal, State, County, City). The level of trust toward the Federal government among Liberals is 43.1%, while for Conservatives is just 18.1%. AfricanAmericans (39.4%) and Hispanics (52.6%) report the highest levels of satisfaction with the Federal Government.

30 25.6 25

22.2

21.4

19.9 20 15

10.9 10 5 0

Federal

State

County

City

Did Not Know/ Did Not Respond

Most Trusted Level of Government… Liberal Moderate

50 43.1

Conservative

40

30

20

28.9

27.7

27.1 24.5 18.1

19.2

16.9 16.5

19.3

17 13.6

10

0

Federal

State

County

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City

Most Trusted Level of Government… White AfricanAmerican

60 52.6

Hispanic

50 39.4

40 30

20.4 21.4

20.1

23.5

27.3

25.5 20.9

20 7.8

10

0 0

Federal

State

County

City

Georgians report that the County/City level of government (36.8%) provides them with the greatest return on their tax investment, followed by the Federal Government (33.0%) and the State Government (20.8%).

Greatest Return on Tax Investment… 40 35

36.8 33

30 25 20.8 20 15 9.4

10 5 0

Federal

State

County/City

Did Not Know/ Did Not Respond

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23.9

Regarding cuts in state programs and services, 66.7% of Georgians indicate that they have not been impacted by these actions. On the other hand, 31.1% report a direct impact of these cuts on their household. More women (34.9%) than men (25.7%) report that their households have being impacted by these cuts.

Impact of State Cuts… 80 66.7

70 60 50 40 31.1 30 20 10 0

2.2 Yes

No

Did Not Know/ Did Not Respond

Impact of State Cuts… Women 80 71.6 70

Men

63.3

60 50 40

34.9 25.7

30 20 10 0

1.8 Yes

No

2.8

Did Not Know/ Did Not Respond

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BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS

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