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17% Say There Is Too Much Individual Freedom In America

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Bill of Rights was written to ensure every citizen in this country his or her personal freedoms, but 17% of Americans believe there is too much individual freedom in the United States today.

Sixty-six percent (66%) of Adults do not believe this to be true, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.  Another 18% are not sure.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on December 19-20, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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