publication . Article . 2005

Public Opinion on Issues of U.S. Federalism in 2005: End of the Post-2001 Pro-Federal Surge?

John Kincaid; Richard L. Cole;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2005
This article analyzes public opinion on five areas of federalism-related issues in 2005 and compares the results with findings from previous years. Overall, the results indicate (1) a decline in support for the federal government following the increase in support after the terrorist attacks of 2001 and (2) an increase in support for state and local governments to levels typical of most pre-2001 surveys. The local property tax, however, continues to be identified most often as the worst tax, whereas the state income tax is least often said to be the worst. The federal government is, by far, the level of government most often selected as having too much power toda...
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