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Muslim Americans Who Favor Big Government

By more than three-to-one, Muslim Americans say they prefer a bigger government that provides more services (70%) over a smaller government providing fewer services (21%). In contrast with the general public, there are only small ideological differences among Muslims in views of the size and scope of government. Large majorities of Muslim American liberals (77%), moderates (66%) and conservatives (70%) express support for a bigger government that delivers more services. Among the general public, by contrast, there are sharp ideological divisions: 57% of liberals support bigger government, while 58% of conservatives support smaller government. Read More