73% See Federal Government As Special Interest Group That Looks Out Primarily For Its Own Interests

Seventy-three percent (73%) of voters agree that the federal government is a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 17% disagree and 10% are not sure.

Those totals include 40% who Strongly Agree and 5% who Strongly Disagree.

Seventy-five percent (75%) of Republicans see the federal government as a special interest group along with 74% of Democrats and 71% of Independents.

Seventy-eight percent (78%) of White voters share that view. So do 65% of Black voters and 62% of Hispanic voters.

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Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen, ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left more than seven years ago and has had no involvement since that time.


The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on September 30-October 2, 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.

The margin of sampling error for the full sample is +/- 2.8 percentage points.

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