Reason Poll: Congress Should Cut Spending Now, Forget Gun Control; 20% Have Libertarian Outlook


The latest installment of the quarterly Reason-Rupe Poll is out. Among its findings: Majorities of Americans want Congress to spend less next than it's spending now and to move on from gun control. People have favorable feelings toward Social Security rooted in basic misunderstandings of the program—when presented with how the retirement system is financed, they're open to serious reform.

And one in five Americans—fully 20 percent—have generally libertarian views toward government involvement in social and economic life.

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