Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Part Two: State Quality of Life Index (SQLI)
By Geoff Pallay
Praise or blame is extended to political parties for the economic, educational, health and other quality of life outcomes that result from the policies those parties enact into law. To better understand which political party enjoys power in each of the states, Ballotpedia has analyzed state government control from 1992-2013 using the concept of a "partisan trifecta". A partisan trifecta is defined as when a state's governorship and legislative chambers are controlled by the same political party.
The two major political parties claim that their policies will lead to better outcomes. What does the data show?
At Ballotpedia, we explored these issues in a three-part study, Who Runs the States.
This is Part Two, establishing a State Quality of Life Index (SQLI) by aggregating a variety of existing state indices into one measurement. Part Two establishes a State Quality of Life Index (SQLI), aggregating a variety of existing state indices into one measurement. Part Three will then overlay the two reports, looking for trends and correlations.
- About the Index
- Overall Rankings
- Dramatic Changes from 1st Half to 2nd Half
- Individual Indicators
- Ballotpedia:Who runs the states
- Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Part One: State Partisanship
- Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Part Two: State Quality of life Index (SQLI)
- Part 1 Full report PDF
- Part 2 Full report PDF
- State government trifectas