More Voters See Government As Protector Of Liberty
More voters than ever consider the federal government a protector of individual liberty, although slightly more still view it as a threat. With a new Republican president in office, though, voters in the two major political parties have reversed their stances: GOP voters have more respect for the government, while Democrats are more wary.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that a plurality (47%) of all Likely U.S. Voters continue to consider the federal government today a threat to individual liberty. Thirty-eight percent (38%) now regard the government as a protector of liberty, while 15% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 2 and 5, 2017 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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