Whether The Government Is Corrupt Or Not

December 13, 2023 - News

The question of whether the government is corrupt or not is a complex one, and it is difficult to provide a definitive answer. However, according to a recent survey conducted by the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, over half of the respondents agreed that the government is “corrupt and rigged against me” ¹. The survey found that right-leaning respondents were more likely to agree that the government is corrupt and rigged, with 73% of respondents who described themselves as “strong Republican” and 71% who identified as “very conservative” agreeing with the statement. Roughly two-thirds of both Republicans and independents along with 68% of rural voters thought the government is corrupt and rigged ¹.

It is important to note that corruption is not limited to one political party. A study by Rantt Media found that Republican administrations have vastly more corruption than Democratic administrations ³. However, it is worth noting that this study only compared 28 years each of Democratic and Republican administrations, from 1961-2016, and may not be representative of the current political climate ³.

In conclusion, while it is difficult to provide a definitive answer to your question, it is clear that many Americans believe that the government is corrupt and rigged against them. Corruption is not limited to one political party, and it is important to remain vigilant and hold our elected officials accountable for their actions.

¹: [source](https://www.newsweek.com/most-americans-across-party-lines-say-government-corrupt-rigged-poll-1721208)
³: [source](https://rantt.com/gop-admins-had-38-times-more-criminal-convictions-than-democrats-1961-2016)


Dr. Houston

(1) Most Americans, Across Party Lines, Say Government ‘Corrupt … – Newsweek. https://www.newsweek.com/most-americans-across-party-lines-say-government-corrupt-rigged-poll-1721208.
(2) Democrats vs Republicans: Which party is more corrupt? – Rantt Media. https://rantt.com/gop-admins-had-38-times-more-criminal-convictions-than-democrats-1961-2016.
(3) Most Americans Think Government Is Corrupt, According to a New Poll. https://reason.com/2022/07/25/most-americans-think-government-is-corrupt-a-third-say-armed-revolution-may-be-necessary-soon/.

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