Is America's Government Providing Enough?

by SavvyRoo on Feb 13, 2016 | Views: 126 | Score: 0
Not enoughJust the right amountDon't know / no opinionToo much
Older people662823
Middle class622936
Poor people593047
Wealthy people924661
How much does the federal government provide to each group? % of Americans that said...
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SavvyRoo on Feb 13, 2016 5:44 AM said:

For most Americans, the answer is no, but it depends on what section of the public you are talking about. For the youth, elderly, poor and middle class, a significant majority of those surveyed believe that the federal government isn't doing enough to provide assistance to each group. When referring to the wealthy in America, however, nearly six in ten Americans claim that the government is providing far too much.

sharonkehnemui on Feb 15, 2016 2:00 PM said:

What kind of a ridiculous question is this? Government is not supposed to be a "provider." Insane.

Noah on Feb 16, 2016 2:03 AM said:

Come on Sharon. Even you think the government should be a provider. You just have specific beliefs about what it should provide. (E.g., military protection, fair justice system, etc.)

sharonkehnemui on Feb 16, 2016 10:18 AM said:

First of all, I know it's not SavvyRoo's question so I'm not berating you for it, BUT I'm CERTAIN that the majority of people asked this question aren't responding in terms of national security or the branches and roles of government, but in terms of what does government PROVIDE to each group personally -- namely, MONEY for health care, retirement, loan benefits. etc. It's Pew's "Social Trends" department after all. ... But it's nice "seeing" you again. We should catch up sometime.

Noah on Feb 16, 2016 10:52 AM said:


I'm sure you are right about the poll respondents. I did find it interesting that according to this poll anyway, we look like a country ready for a socialist president. :-O