Thursday, October 14, 2010
Nearly Half of All Americans Believe "The Federal Government Poses An Immediate Threat To The Rights And Freedoms Of Ordinary Citizens"
Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com.
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 *
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.