March 30, 2021: Thirty-four percent (34%) of voters believe the federal government today supports America's founding ideals of freedom, equality, and self-governance. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 43% believe the federal government does not support these ideals and 23% are not sure.
Fifty-seven percent (57%) of Republicans surveyed and 49% of independents believe the federal government is not committed to supporting freedom, equality, and self-governance. However, 55% of Democratic respondents believe the federal government does support them.
Other data from the survey found that 83% of voters believe the nation's founding ideals are worth fighting for. However, just 53% of those believe most Americans support those ideals.
Data released earlier showed that 59% believe the federal government is a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests.
- ScottRasmussen.com, "34% believe federal government supports founding ideals of freedom, equality, self-governance," March 28, 2021
- Deseret News, "Do Americans still believe in freedom, equality and self-government?" March 21, 2021
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