52% Say Federal Government A Threat To Individual Freedom; 25% Disagree

Fifty-two percent (52%) of voters today believe the federal government is a threat to individual freedom. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 25% disagree and 22% are not sure.

Fifty-five percent (55%) of Independent voters see the federal government as a threat along with 52% of Republicans and 51% of Democrats. Fifty-two percent (52%) who approve of President Trump’s performance see the federal government as a threat. So do 52% of those who disapprove (see crosstab results).

Seventy-four percent (74%) of voters believe our political system is badly broken. Among those voters, 85% believe that the problem results from the political system is not adhering to the Constitution. Despite this, 58% of voters are optimistic about the nation’s future.

Data released earlier showed that 53% of voters believe Political Corruption is a crisis in the United States. Another 36% believe it is a significant problem but not a crisis. Eighty-seven percent (87%) believe corruption is widespread in the federal government. Solid majorities believe there is also corruption in state (70%) and local (57%) government.

ScottRasmussen.com releases new public opinion data every day relating to topics in the news and other items of interest. Please sign up to receive the latest data and insights each day via email.

We provide daily updates on the president’s job approval and the generic congressional ballot. We also provide regular updates on the economyhealth careimmigrationCongress, ratings of Congressional leadersElection 2020, the Democratic PrimariesTrust in Government, and which party voters trust on key issues. It’s all part of our mission to enhance the public dialogue through data-driven analysis that explores the underlying currents of public opinion (read About Us).

Please follow our work on TwitterFacebook, and YouTube.

The national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted June 13-14, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and a Demographic Profile of the sample). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.

Neither Scott Rasmussen nor ScottRasmussen.com has any relationship with Rasmussen Reports® (see About Us).

 

Posted in Poll Results

Scott's Newsletter
Sign up for Scott's newsletter and get his political insight delivered right to your inbox!