Majorities in U.S. View Gov’t as Too Intrusive and Powerful
Independents largely side with Republicans in denouncing big government
by Lydia Saad
PRINCETON, NJ — Record- or near-record-high percentages of Americans are critical of the size and scope of government, as measured by four Gallup trend questions updated in September. This sentiment stretches to 59% of Americans now believing the federal government has too much power, up eight percentage points from a year ago.