Gallup: Nearly Half of Americans Say Regulation Excessive

A 45 percent plurality of Americans say there is too much government regulation of business, according to a Gallup poll released today. Twenty-three percent said there is too little regulation, and 29 percent said the amount is about right.

The trend is consistent with post-2009 sentiments that have seen anywhere from 45 to 50 percent of Americans seeing business regulation as excessive. The number in 2017 ticked down slightly from 2016, when 47 percent agreed that there was too much regulation.