Gallup: 54 Percent of Americans Say Government Should Do Less

Down from a record high 61 percent last summer. 67 percent of Democrats, meanwhile, want government to do more


A majority of Americans (54%) continue to believe the government is trying to do too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses, although that is down from the record high of 61% earlier this summer. About four in 10 Americans (39%) say the government should do more to solve the nation's problems.