Government is not the lone target of citizens’ disapproval, the survey found. More than six respondents in ten (62.3 percent) agreed that corruption is widespread in Illinois business.
- Black (73.4 percent) and Hispanic respondents (65.9 percent) were more likely than whites (57.6 percent) to say corruption in Illinois business is widespread.
- Respondents in households with incomes lower than $50,000 (70.8 percent) were also more likely than average to say corruption in Illinois business is widespread.
- However, more than three-fourths (76.8 percent) of respondents agreed that corruption in Illinois
government was widespread.
When asked if the State of Illinois was headed in the right direction, 69.9% of respondents said no while 19.6% said yes. The remaining 10.5% were undecided or didn't know.
The survey also asked if money and wealth in this country should be more evenly distributed among a larger percentage of the people. Fifty-eight percent of those surveyed agreed, while 34.5% said the status quo is acceptable.
Asked about Governor Pat Quinn's job approval rating, 42.2% of those surveyed said they somewhat or strongly approved of the governor's performance. However, 49% said they somewhat or strongly disapproved of the governor's job performance.