The Public’s Love-Hate Regulation Relationship
Given that rolling back government regulation is being offered as one way to create jobs, it’s worth taking a closer look at this Pew Research Center survey on public attitudes about regulation.
Generally speaking, half of the public says government regulation usually does more harm than good.
But the only sector most Americans think is over-regulated is small business. Most think health insurers, oil companies, banks and big corporations are either under-regulated or fine as they are. There’s not much appetite for rolling back regulations, and half say food and environmental regulation should be stronger.