How serious a threat does the power of the federal government pose to the United States? (August 2023)

How serious a threat does the power of the federal government pose to the United States? (August 2023)

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Extremely serious36%
Very serious24%
Somewhat Serious19%
Not very serious10%
Not serious4%
Don't know/No opinion7%

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Extremely serious17%44%56%
Very serious22%19%23%
Somewhat Serious26%15%14%
Not very serious16%9%3%
Not serious8%1%1%
Don't know/No opinion9%13%3%

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CategoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Extremely serious17%20%16%
Very serious11%26%24%
Somewhat Serious26%31%24%
Not very serious21%12%17%
Not serious10%3%11%
Don't know/No opinion15%8%7%

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CategoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Extremely serious71%34%59%
Very serious17%31%21%
Somewhat Serious9%24%12%
Not very serious1%4%4%
Not serious0%2%1%
Don't know/No opinion2%5%3%

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CategoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Extremely serious16%25%57%
Very serious20%30%24%
Somewhat Serious29%19%12%
Not very serious18%10%3%
Not serious10%4%0%
Don't know/No opinion8%12%3%

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CategoryLean liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Extremely serious17%15%15%
Very serious18%23%18%
Somewhat Serious32%31%24%
Not very serious18%16%20%
Not serious7%8%15%
Don't know/No opinion8%7%8%

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CategoryLean conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Extremely serious41%50%72%
Very serious21%30%20%
Somewhat Serious29%10%7%
Not very serious4%5%1%
Not serious0%0%0%
Don't know/No opinion5%5%0%

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CategoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Extremely serious42%15%35%
Very serious22%39%22%
Somewhat Serious17%21%24%
Not very serious10%13%6%
Not serious5%4%3%
Don't know/No opinion5%9%10%

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CategoryMaleFemale
Extremely serious39%33%
Very serious22%26%
Somewhat Serious20%19%
Not very serious10%9%
Not serious5%4%
Don't know/No opinion4%9%

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CategoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Extremely serious27%38%46%
Very serious25%23%24%
Somewhat Serious25%17%15%
Not very serious10%11%5%
Not serious4%4%4%
Don't know/No opinion8%6%7%

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Category18-2930-4445-6465+
Extremely serious22%27%42%46%
Very serious31%29%20%20%
Somewhat Serious27%23%15%16%
Not very serious6%12%11%8%
Not serious3%3%5%5%
Don't know/No opinion11%6%6%6%

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CategoryNo HSHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Extremely serious34%41%36%41%33%25%
Very serious23%18%28%29%25%24%
Somewhat Serious29%24%17%15%17%20%
Not very serious8%4%7%8%14%16%
Not serious0%3%3%2%6%8%
Don't know/No opinion6%10%10%5%4%6%

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CategoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
Extremely serious45%31%22%31%
Very serious28%26%24%12%
Somewhat Serious15%23%23%20%
Not very serious4%7%16%22%
Not serious2%4%5%11%
Don't know/No opinion6%9%10%3%

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CategoryThe Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word.The Bible is the word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word.The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God.Don't know.
Extremely serious41%39%25%28%
Very serious31%24%15%20%
Somewhat Serious19%18%23%14%
Not very serious4%7%22%6%
Not serious0%4%9%8%
Don't know/No opinion5%7%5%23%

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