47% of Americans See US Govt as Immediate Threat

Source: Before It’s News
Published here: Friday, October 15, 2010 @ 7:00 PM

Nearly Half of All Americans Believe “The Federal Government Poses An Immediate Threat To The Rights And Freedoms Of Ordinary Citizens”
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A new Gallup poll shows that a majority of Americans view the government as too powerful and obtrusive.

The poll found:

  • 59% of Americans now believe the federal government has too much power
  • 46% believe “the federal government poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens”. Only slightly more (51%) disagree with that statement *

* Gallup notes:

One can say with 95% confidence that the maximum margin of sampling error is ±4 percentage points.

That means that as much as half of Americans may actually agree the government poses a threat.

From Gallup.com:

Nearly as many Americans also give the antigovernment response to a question asking whether government should do more to solve the country’s problems or whether it is doing too many things that should be left to businesses and individuals. Today’s 58% saying it is doing too much is just slightly below the 59% to 60% levels recorded in the mid- to late ’90s.

The latest results are based on Gallup’s annual Governance survey, cosponsored this year by USA Today, and conducted Sept. 13-16.

One thought on “47% of Americans See US Govt as Immediate Threat

  1. I really believe this to be trand I really think that there are more than just half. I beleive that the goverment is trying to get stronger stronger by taking away our constitutional rights as well, our freedoms to make up our own minds. I really do feel there is a need for a major change!

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