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Elon Poll: local government trusted more than state, federal politicians

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More responders in a new Elon University poll trust local government more than Congress or the General Assembly More responders in a new Elon University poll trust local government more than Congress or the General Assembly

ELON, NC (WECT) – More people trust their local leaders to do what is right compared to state or federal politicians. That's one of the results of a new Elon University Poll released on Wednesday.

About 49% of the responders to the poll said they trust their local government most of the time or just about always when it comes to decisions. That is compared to 26.5% for state elected leaders and 14% for members of the federal government. When it comes to party politics, Democrats in the poll (22%) were more likely to trust the federal government to do what is right, compared to 10% of Independents and 12% of Republicans. Republican responders were more likely to trust the state government (42%), compared to 27% of Independents and 15% of Democrats. African Americans were less likely to trust state and local governments to do what is right than whites.

According to a news release the Elon University Poll surveyed 732 residents of North Carolina between November 15-18.

The survey also dealt with issues surrounding "Sunshine Laws', which mandate certain documents, records, information and meetings available to the public. When asked what information the public should be able to access,  the highest response came for government records that identify information and location regarding hazardous chemicals (86%), government officials' expense accounts (84%), a person's criminal records (77%), salaries of public employees (74%) and records of who has applied for gun permits (59%).

Click here to see the summary and results of the poll.

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