Report: More Than 1 In 4 Americans Believe Government Is The Enemy

by CBS DC  |  published on November 24, 2015

More than 1 in 4 Americans believe that the government is the enemy, according to a new poll.

Pew Research Center found that 27 percent of registered voters say they think of government as an enemy, up 8 points since 1996. The latest poll looked at general public opinion regarding the federal government.

The findings suggests that 57 percent of voters feel frustrated with the government, while 22 percent feel angry and 18 percent feel “basically content.”

The majority of Americans feel the federal government has room for serious improvement, with 59 percent saying the government needs “very major reform.” Only 37 percent of voters felt that way in 1997.

  • Faithful American

    I would ALSO like to ADD to this STATISTIC: the SAME amount of Americans (likely MORE) do NOT trust the SOCIALIST/COMMUNIST/MARXIST MEDIA that SYMPATHIZES with the OBAMA ADMINISTRATION and with the so-called “Democratic Party” and IT’S candidates!

  • DocJimmy

    CBS is STILL clueless. Everyone knows the government is the enemy; it’s just that all the slackers on the “Government Tit” don’t really care.

  • Dave Batz

    On this one point, they have it right. “Voter Turnout”. Only 1/3 of our population has voted in the last election. The vast majority of voters who might have voted are frustrated and believe their one vote means nothing.because they feel their gov’t sees them as irrelevant in the big scheme of corporate government. Corporations have millions of dollars to donate to politicians in a second where most of the population doesn’t, or can’t. This, along with various moves to prevent citizens from voting leaves them with more frustration where they just give-up, and not vote, consider that as a waste of their time. Just trying to live their lives with some degree of enjoyment while living under the thumb of corporate government. A government that views its people/citizens as irrelevant creates frustration amongst its own citizens/peoples.

  • The Redhawk

    ONLY 1 IN 4??? I’d have Guessed 1 in 200……………

  • Pam

    Ronald Reagan said the scariest sentence in the english language is “I’m from the government and I’m here to help”.

    Our next president needs to add HUGE numbers to the unemployment rolls. By that I mean striping government back to its CONSTITUTIONAL definition. We need to COMPLETELY ELIMINATE SEVERAL ENTIRE DEPARTMENTS from the fed, starting with the depts. of Energy (formed in the 70’s with the stated purpose of making the U.S. energy independent), Education (should be handled at the state level), and National Endowment for the Arts (sick joke that gives CON artists money to set up a podium with a guest book on it and an AMERICAN FLAG placed so that you have to stand on it to sign the book). That’s just for starters. Go here:
    The list is so long just getting through the A’s is enough to make you sick.

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