July 8, 2007

Prefer Smaller Government

45%

That’s the percentage of Americans who would rather have a smaller government providing fewer services; a statistically equal 43% would prefer a bigger government providing more services.

Americans are divided over whether they would rather have a smaller government providing fewer services (45%) or a bigger government providing more services (43%). Democrats and Republicans are polarized on this issue. About two-thirds of Republicans (68%) say they would rather have a smaller government providing fewer services; most Democrats (60%) would prefer a bigger government providing more services. Independents are more closely divided on this issue — 48% say they prefer a smaller government while 40% would rather have a bigger government. Read More