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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Global Attitudes on Regulation

As our chapters on civic culture and economic policy point out, Americans have distinctive views about the role of government in the economy. The New York Times reports:
Americans are more likely than people in any other country to believe that their government overregulates business, according to a survey of public attitudes in 25 countries around the world, conducted by the public relations firm Edelman. The question asked in October and November of last year was, “When it comes to government regulation of business, do you think that your government regulates business too much, not enough or the right amount?” The charts show the percentage of the public in each country who think their government gets it right, and then show the proportion of the remainder who believe there is too much or too little regulation.