Seventy percent (70%) of voters nationwide believe that it would be better for our nation to have less government control of the economy. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 30% disagree and think it would be better to have more government involvement in the economy.
Seventy-four percent (74%) of women want less government involvement along with 66% of men (see question wording and crosstab results).
Perhaps the most fascinating detail in the survey comes from looking at those who hold a favorable opinion of socialism. A majority of this group (54%) wants less government involvement in the economy.
This provides an interesting insight into popular understanding of Socialism. Only 34% of of those who have positive feelings about Socialism believe it means higher taxes and more government control of the economy. Thirty-three percent (33%) believe it leads to lower taxes and less government control.
These results are consistent with earlier data showing that most of those with a favorable attitude towards Socialism do not view the ideology as it has been understood historically. Related data shows that 65% believe just about all positive change in America begins outside of the political system.
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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted October 25-26, 2018 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
Sixty-eight percent (68%) also agree that, in America, culture and technology lead the nation forward, while politics and government lag behind. On that point, 18% disagree and 13% are not sure.
Other data showed that 71% believe that Steve Jobs and Bill Gates have had a bigger impact on the world we live in than the last eight presidents combined.
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