Sixty percent (60%) of voters nationwide believe that the power of the federal government is a bigger threat to the United States than the power of large corporations. A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that 40% hold the opposite view and see corporate power as a bigger threat.
The number seeing large corporations as the bigger threat has declined four percentage points since March.
Just 23% of voters trust large corporations to do the right thing most of the time. Thirty-eight percent (38%) rarely or never trust large corporations to do the right thing. These numbers suggest a modestly higher level of trust in corporations than in the federal government. Voters do, however, have somewhat higher levels of trust in state and local governments.
Women, by a 66% to 34% margin, are more worried about the federal government. Men are more evenly divided.
A majority of all age groups are more fearful of the federal government, although the gap is smaller among voters under 35.
By similar margins, white and black voters fear the federal government more than large corporations. Hispanic voters are evenly divided.
Sixty-seven percent (67%) of Republicans consider the federal government to be the larger threat. That view is shared by 59% of Independents and 54% of Democrats.
Moderate and conservative voters are more fearful of the federal government. Liberal voters are evenly divided (see crosstab results).
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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted May 21-22, 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.
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