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South Carolina Scorecard

This scorecard shows how South Carolina residents rate their state's leadership, economy, political landscape, and social climate as well as how they view the nation's leadership and economy. South Carolina residents' responses on 14 key metrics are compared with national averages. Understand how we calculated the 14 key metrics.

POLITICS South Carolina National Average


% Republican/Lean Republican 43 39
% Democratic/Lean Democratic 39 43


% Conservative 42 36
% Moderate 33 36
% Liberal 18 23

Presidential Job Approval

% Approve 39 43

Trust in Your State's Government

% Great deal/Fair amount 55 58^
Economics South Carolina National Average

Confidence in the U.S. Economy

Economic Confidence Index (-100 to 100) -21 -16

Confidence in Your State's Economy

Economic Confidence Index (-100 to 100) 23 23^

Good Time to Get a Job in City or Area

% Good time 37 40^

State Taxes Not Too High

% Not too high 50 47^

Payroll to Population Rate

% of Population Employed Full Time by an Employer 42 43
Satisfaction South Carolina National Average

Best State to Live in

% Best/One of the best 39 46^

Would Like to Remain in State

% Remain 65 65^

Satisfied With City or Area

% Satisfied 82 83^
Culture South Carolina National Average


% Very religious 51 41

City or Area Is Good Place for Racial and Ethnic Minorities

% Good place 82 83^

National averages: Average for the total U.S. population. The national average measures are from Gallup Daily tracking conducted January-June 2014, with sample sizes ranging from 230 in the least populous states to 8,500 in the most populous states. There are at least 500 respondents in 41 states.

^50-state averages: Overall average of the 50 individual state averages. The 50-state average measures are from a 50-state Gallup poll conducted June-December 2013 with at least 600 residents in each state.

Use Gallup Analytics to explore state political, economic, and well-being data collected since 2008.

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