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63% Believe Most Americans Want Government to Have Less Power and Money

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Most Americans continue to believe politicians want more power and money for the government while their fellow citizens want the opposite. Sixty-three percent (63%) of Adults nationwide believe most Americans want the government to have less power and money, according to a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey. Just 18% believe their fellow Americans want the government to have more power and money. Nine percent (9%) think they want things to remain about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on September 23-24, 2013 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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