Americans Split on What the Role of Government Should Be

According to a Gallup survey


The public is split on the merits of an active government versus a limited government, according to a Gallup survey released on Wednesday.

According to the poll, 34 percent lean toward the "government should take active steps in every area that it can" side of a five-point scale, against 32 percent who fall closer to the "government should provide only the most basic functions."