Thirteen percent of voters believe that governing is the responsibility of government alone. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 87 percent disagree and believe every relationship and organization — including families, businesses, and civic groups — plays a role in governing society.
Seventy-seven percent also agree that "for America to succeed, we need an all-hands-on-board approach that unleashes the creativity and resources of individual Americans, families, community groups, churches, entrepreneurs, small businesses, local governments, and more." Only 3 percent disagree.
Scott Rasmussen’s latest book, "The Sun Is Still Rising: Politics Has Failed But America Will Not," builds on those themes and highlights how pragmatic community problem solving is one of America’s deepest traditions. People love using their freedom to work together in community.
Rasmussen’s book explains why he is so optimistic about our nation’s future despite being deeply pessimistic about America’s political system.
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Scott Rasmussen is founder and president of the Rasmussen Media Group. He is the author of "Mad as Hell: How the Tea Party Movement Is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System," "In Search of Self-Governance," and "The People’s Money: How Voters Will Balance the Budget and Eliminate the Federal Debt." Read more reports from Scott Rasmussen — Click Here Now.