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1 “CLEAN/GOOD GOVERNMENT” Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin GO 222Heather Miki and Lauren Lange

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3 Moralistic Political Culture  Emphasis on commonwealth  Participation in politics viewed as civic duty  Corruption not tolerated  Issue-oriented politics  Trust in the political system

4 Historical Background  Puritans settle in New England  Culture travels across the upper Great Lakes into the Midwest to the Northwest  Influx of Scandinavian and northern European groups reinforces values

5 Demographics Rank: 51 Rank: 29 Rank: % +0.7% +0.5% -0.5% Source: U.S. Census Bureau, “America’s Fastest Growing States,” %

6 Demographics PopulationApprox. Area (sq miles) Density (people/ sq mile) IA 3 million #30 56,000 #26 53 MI 10 million #8 98,000 # MN 5.3 million #21 87,000 #12 65 WI 5.7 million #20 65,500 #23 99

7 Demographics Percentage of the Population Rural vs. Urban Source: U.S. Census Bureau,

8 Racial Diversity Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2009http://quickfacts.census.gov 65%13% 16% 6%

9 Religious Diversity  Iowa & Minnesota’s denominational breakdowns Source: 2001http://www.religionatlas.org

10 Economic Profile Per Capita IncomeMeasure of State High Tech Economy % in Manufacturing USA $38, IA $35,000 # # #4 MI $35,000 #26 60 # #7 MN $41,000 # # #14 WI $36,000 #25 52 # #2 Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, “Personal Income Per Capita,” 2007 State New Economy Index, 2002 U.S. Census Bureau, “Percent in Manufacturing,” 2007

11 Economic Conditions Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, as reported in the 2007 Iowa Fact Book

12 Political Analysis  Cultural Homogeneity  Greater investment in programs that cater to the majority  Marginalization of minorities  Dominant Working Class  Solid health care programs  Moralistic Political Culture  Decisive factor that affects many policy outcomes

13 Policy Outcome: Uninsured Population % of Women and Children Without Insurance #1 Source: U.S Census Bureau, “Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement,” Prepared for the March of Dimes, 2006

14 Policy Outcome: Health Coverage % infant mortality % white mothers receiving prenatal coverage % black mothers receiving prenatal coverage IA MI MN WI Source : 4 Policy Outcome Spreadsheet

15 Policy Outcome : Education & Crime Control EDUCATION High School Graduation Rate CRIME CONTROL # of Prisoners (per 100,000 people) IA 80.1 % # #11 MI 76.8 % # #38 MN 82.4 % #6 125 #1 WI 78.6 % # #25 Sources : National Education Association, “Rankings & Estimates,” 2009 The Disaster Center, “Uniform Crime Report,”

16 Policy Outcome: Welfare Spending Average Monthly Stipend for a Family of 3 IA$426 #21 MI$459 #17 MN$536 #12 WI$673 #3 Per Capita Income Measure of State High Tech Economy $35,000 # #38 $35,000 #26 60 #23 $41,000 # #13 $36,000 #25 52 #40 Source : 4 Policy Outcome Spreadsheet

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