Sixty-five percent (65%) of voters believe the federal government is actively working to get more power and control over the lives of everyday Americans. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 23% disagree and 12% are not sure.
Eighty-two percent (82%) of Republicans believe that the federal government is seeking such power and control. So do 64% of Independent voters and 49% of Democrats.
As on many issues, there is a substantial divide between the views of White Democrats and Black Democrats.
- By a 62% to 23% margin, Black Democrats believe the federal government is actively working to get more power and control over the lives of everyday Americans.
- However, by a narrow 46% to 42% margin, White Democrats disagree and don’t think that the government is actively seeking such power.
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Is the following statement true or false: “The federal government is actively working to get more power and control over the lives of everyday Americans.”
12% Not sure
The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on October 14-16, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.