USA: Missouri moves upward in e-Government survey

The Blunt administration is touting Missouri's progress in a national survey of online government services.


Last year, Missouri came in 40th nationwide. This year, it has moved up to No. 20. The survey, released in August but promoted by Gov. Matt Blunt's office, has been conducted annually for several years by Brown University in Rhode Island. Researchers studied about 30 different government websites in each state. Results seem to shift greatly year to year. The top-ranked state this year, Texas, came in 18th a year ago. And neighboring Illinois bumped up even more, from No. 38 to eighth. The study considered features such as online government services, access to publications and databases, audio and video clips, foreign language options, user fees and privacy policies.