Rasmussen: 76% Prefer Free Market Economy

Rasmussen Report
Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Support for a free market economy remains strong despite the extended recession and last fall’s Wall Street meltdown.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 76% of voters now say a free market economy is better than one managed by the government. Only 10% prefer an economy managed by the government.

Those figures are virtually identical to the numbers from April and a slight increase in support from a year ago.

While voters almost always see a need for some restriction on market behavior, 48% say there are currently too many restrictions in the United States. However, 33% take the opposite view and believe there are not enough restrictions. Seven percent (7%) think the current level of restrictions are about right, while 12% are not sure.

But 54% of Democratic voters feel there are not enough restrictions on the free market. Seventy-four percent (74%) of Republican take the opposite view and say there are too many restrictions. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, a plurality (45%) think there are too many market restrictions.

The report continues here.

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