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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