Are Attitudes Changing About the Proper Role of the Federal Government?

In June of 2008, AEI released a Public Opinion Study on Attitudes Toward Government. The subject has received significant attention in recent months as government's involvement in the economy has grown. How are Americans reacting to that new involvement? Fortunately, many pollsters have updated trend questions on the subject recently. We excerpt here a small section of the larger Public Opinion Study to examine attitudes about government, and we also look separately at questions about the government's role in the provision of health care.

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Karlyn Bowman is a senior fellow at AEI.

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  • Karlyn Bowman compiles and analyzes American public opinion using available polling data on a variety of subjects, including the economy, taxes, the state of workers in America, environment and global warming, attitudes about homosexuality and gay marriage, NAFTA and free trade, the war in Iraq, and women's attitudes. In addition, Ms. Bowman has studied and spoken about the evolution of American politics because of key demographic and geographic changes. She has often lectured on the role of think tanks in the United States and writes a weekly column for Forbes.com.
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