Effects of Approval
This is your leader's approval rating. Approval factors in significantly to your stability and it is always important, but it is more pronounced the less authoritarian your government is. If you have above "middling" in your approval rating your stability increases by 4% (1% extra if you are a democracy). If you are at middling or below it decreases by 3%. The possible approval ratings from most popular to least popular are:
A few Domestic policies will raise Approval, the two primary methods to raise Approval are to win elections (if you above middling) or to use cult of personality, or to have high stability and quality of life. Keep in mind that the higher Approval level you have the easier it is to keep it high, and therefore GDP.
The current Approval levels are the following:
- Enemy of the People
- Utterly Despised
- Worshipped as a God