Now that the brunt of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic is over, Americans are ready for the U.S. government to relinquish much of the control it obtained in an effort to “slow the spread.”
According to a Gallup poll released on Thursday, 52 percent of Americans believe the government is “doing too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses.” Fifty-four percent say the government has “too much power.”
Americans’ attitudes have shifted since last year, when a majority of Americans —54 percent — said the government should do more to solve problems. The poll report credited the change to desire for more security during the pandemic.
“Last year marked only the second time in Gallup’s 29-year trend that at least half of