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72 percent of Americans say “big government” is the biggest threat to the U.S. in the future; 92 percent of Republicans, 71 percent of independents and 56 percent of Democrats agree.

35 percent of Americans overall felt that way in 1965, the first year Gallup asked this question.

21 percent say “big business” is the biggest future threat to the U.S., including 4 percent of Republicans, 20 percent of independents and 36 percent of Democrats.

5 percent say “big labor” is the biggest future threat, compared to 29 percent in 1965.

3 percent of Republicans, 5 percent of independents and 6 percent of Democrats agree.

Source: A Gallup poll of 1,031 U.S. adults conducted Dec. 5-8, plus historic Gallup records.

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