Mini Poll: Government's Roles?


Which of the following statements comes closer to your point of view: Statement A: Government should do more to solve problems and help meet the needs of people. Or, Statement B: Government is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals.

Government should do more:
 55%
Government is doing too many things:
 45%

I live in:

The City of St. Louis

Government should do more:
 56%
Government is doing too many things:
 44%

St. Louis County

Government should do more:
 54%
Government is doing too many things:
 46%

Somewhere else

Government should do more:
 52%
Government is doing too many things:
 48%

I identify as:

Young

Government should do more:
 54%
Government is doing too many things:
 46%

Middling

Government should do more:
 52%
Government is doing too many things:
 48%

Senior

Government should do more:
 61%
Government is doing too many things:
 39%

I identify as:

Male

Government should do more:
 43%
Government is doing too many things:
 57%

Female

Government should do more:
 74%
Government is doing too many things:
 26%

I think of myself as mostly a:

Democrat

Government should do more:
 80%
Government is doing too many things:
 20%

Republican

Government should do more:
 17%
Government is doing too many things:
 83%

Something else

Government should do more:
 39%
Government is doing too many things:
 61%

Melting pot status:

At least third generation US

Government should do more:
 58%
Government is doing too many things:
 42%

Immigrant or child of an immigrant

Government should do more:
 45%
Government is doing too many things:
 55%

I vote:

Always, every election

Government should do more:
 55%
Government is doing too many things:
 45%

Mostly, most elections

Government should do more:
 59%
Government is doing too many things:
 41%

Sometimes, not regularly

Government should do more:
 67%
Government is doing too many things:
 33%

Never

Government should do more:
 60%
Government is doing too many things:
 40%

I might run for public office:

Some day

Government should do more:
 48%
Government is doing too many things:
 52%

Never

Government should do more:
 58%
Government is doing too many things:
 42%

I am already an elected official

Government should do more:
 33%
Government is doing too many things:
 67%

Of the two, I prefer:

Cats

Government should do more:
 61%
Government is doing too many things:
 39%

Dogs

Government should do more:
 52%
Government is doing too many things:
 48%

Health insurance:

I have it

Government should do more:
 57%
Government is doing too many things:
 43%

I don't have it right now

Government should do more:
 47%
Government is doing too many things:
 53%

Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.