Category Archives: Polls

On the Front Lines

It’s Government Gone Wild! While you weren’t paying attention, nanny state bureaucrats were getting naughty for their own personal pleasure and satisfaction. You won’t want to miss it … again.

Gallup: Economy, Big Government Top List of Americans’ Concerns
The New American; July 19, 2010
“A mid-July survey from the Gallup polling agency found that the nation’s flagging economy, rising unemployment, and intrusive government top the list of issues on the minds of Americans this summer.”

The Feds’ $95-million Breastfeeding Boondoggle
American Thinker; July 19, 2010
“Breastfeeding requires the assembly of two working parts: a mouth and a nipple. Leave it to government to build layers of bureaucracy to encourage something humans know how to do instinctively.”

British ‘Health Police’ Crack Down on Seemingly Healthy Children (We’re Next, America!)
National Post (Canada); July 19, 2010
“Grace Hill is an active five-year-old who loves to swim, dance and ride her bike, while her mom, Laura, makes sure she eats a balanced diet. Now the elementary school student in Derby, England, has been branded overweight and at risk of a host of illnesses including cancer.”

Staten Island State Senators Against ‘Nanny’ Laws to Ban Youngsters from Tanning Salons, ‘Sexting’; July 19, 2010
“Some things are harmful to your health and some things you need your parents’ permission for,” said state Sen. Diane Savino, “but where do we cross the line between having a nanny state and passing laws to protect kids? Are we, as lawmakers, trying to substitute our judgment for the judgment of parents?”

Proposed Calif. Divorce Ban Moves Forward
UPI; July 19, 2010
“A California opponent of the state’s 2008 gay marriage banning Proposition 8 said he is collecting signatures for a divorce-banning measure.”

Ticketed Without Notice (Tenn.); July 19, 2010
“In the city of Selmer a new officer is on duty. He is not a car, not a bike, but literally on the street. In fact, it is not a person at all, it is a speed camera and it is catching drivers by the thousands.”

Australian Sex Party to Launch National Election Campaign
XBIZ Newswire; July 19, 2010
“The three major parties — Labor, Liberal and Greens — have become so bogged down in debating other important issues like tax, immigration and climate change that they have totally ignored important personal issues like censorship, dying, gender, drugs, abortion and sex abuse,” said the Party’s president Fiona Patten.

Big Government is Wobbly
Tenth Amendment Center; July 15, 2010
“Big Government. Collectivism. Central authority. Corporatism, fascism, socialism, etc. Call it what you want, but it’s an overbearing master, operating in the name of we-know-best-and-we’ll-take-care-of-you type of government.”

On the Front Lines

June 28, 2010

The Intergalactic Nanny State Is Watching

The Intergalactic Nanny State Is Watching

Welcome to the the Nanny Galaxy: Astronauts Face Sex Ban on International Space Station
National Post (Canada); June 28, 2010
“Astronauts working on the International Space Station seeking to join an even more rare echelon of the Mile High Club must give up on their earthly desires because they face a ban on sex.”

Two States to Commence Ban on “Phosphate-laden” Dish Soaps Thursday
Seattle Post-Intelligencer; June 28, 2010
“Dennis Griesing, vice president of government affairs for the American Cleaning Institute, said low-phosphate formulas available in 2008 did not work as well in hard water, so some shoppers in Spokane, Wash. had been crossing into Idaho to buy dishwasher soap with phosphates.”

Junk Science Defeated as BPA Baby Bottle Ban Fails (Calif.); June 28, 2010
“The collective data from international scientific bodies has concluded that BPA is safe as used,” said Tim Shestek, senior director of the American Chemistry Council.

Hawaiians Disapprove of Conveniently Timed Ban on Fireworks; June 28, 2010
“A new poll shows, a majority of Hawaii residents are against a ban on fireworks … This comes after the Governor signed a bill into law last Tuesday, that lets counties put stricter regulations on fireworks than the state.”

Early to Bed… to Cut Carbon Dioxide
Heritage Foundation; June 26, 2010
“For environmentalists to get the carbon dioxide cuts they desire, they need people to dramatically change their behavior.”

Video Game Decisions Best Left to Parents
Northwest Herald (Ill.); June 26, 2010
“To put it in the simplest of terms: keeping adult-oriented materials out of children’s hands is the job of parents and guardians – not Big Brother.”

Eat This, Michelle Obama: Pizzeria Owner Embarks on Long-distance Bike Ride to Raise Pizza Awareness
NY Daily News; June 24, 2010
“In a cheesy stunt, a Florida man is peddling pizza as a health food as he pedals up the East Coast.”

San Francisco Poised to Implement ‘Litterbug’ Tax
San Francisco Examiner; June 22, 2010
Even if it’s not your burger wrapper, you’ll be paying a fine tax.

State Hazes New Drivers with Warning Labels
New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission; May 5, 2010
Teens (or any new driver) in New Jersey must affix decals to their license plates advertising to motorists and police that they are inexperienced drivers.

On the Front Lines

June 24, 2010

big gov't can't hide from the truthNearly 50 Percent of Americans View the Federal Government as a Threat to Individual Rights
Rasmussen Reports; June 24, 2010
View more polls showing Americans’ opposition to nanny state policies.

Americans Increasingly Feeling Their Rights Threatened by Big Government
Inverstor’s Business Daily; June 24, 2010
“In short, our government was designed to protect our rights — not to serve as an all-embracing nanny state that slowly, silently strips us of our ability to act as free individuals.”

Day Care Feeding Law Would Threaten North Carolina Parents’ Rights
AP via The Daily Reflector (N.C.); June 24, 2010
“The [state-mandated] nutrition standards would bar serving sugar-sweetened beverages, flavored milk, or more than six ounces of juice.” Parents would have no say in the matter of what their own children eat at day care.

The Absurdity of Net Neutrality; June 24, 2010
“Network neutrality is a major shift of power from individual consumers to the federal government. Little wonder high-ranking government officials support it.”

USA Today Cheers Proposed Financial Protection Agency
Business & Media Institute; June 24, 2010
“It will set up a nanny state with unintended consequences … You’re punishing the many because of a few stupid people and the costs will just be passed on to consumers.”

Nanny State Opposition by the Numbers

Do as I say!

Do as I say!

This is page an ongoing effort by the Nanny State Liberation Front to expose and promote freedom-loving Americans’ overwhelming opposition to Nanny State policies and the big government bureaucrats who craft them. If you see a poll worth noting, please email us: info[at]

Americans Strongly Oppose Big Government Assaults on Their Health and Diets

Fifty-six percent of Americans oppose an “obesity” tax on soft drinks and fast food
Harris Poll; April 23-27, 2010

Fifty-five percent of Americans oppose government limits on how much salt they can consume.
Rasmussen Reports; April 23-24, 2010

Eighty-percent of parents oppose Santa Clara County, Calif.’s ‘Happy Meal’ toy ban
California Restaurant Association; April 17-19, 2010

Fifty-nine percent of Republicans and sixty-seven percent of Independents oppose sin taxes on sodas and junk food. Democrats are evenly divided on the question.
Rasmussen Reports; March 16-17, 2010

Sixty-seven percent of Americans disagree with government statistics implying they’re obese.
McClatchy-Ipsos survey; July 30-August 3, 2009

Seventy percent of Americans oppose a national tax on all non-diet soft drinks. Eighty percent of those ages 18-29 don’t like the idea, either.
Rasmussen Reports; January 20-21, 2009

Sixty percent of New York voters oppose Gov. David Paterson’s (D) proposal to tax non-diet soft drinks.
Quinnipiac University Poll; December 17-21, 2008

Ninety percent of American voters believe that lawsuits targeting restaurants for the problems of overweight, obesity, and heart disease are frivolous and should be dismissed.
National Restaurant Association; October 2003

Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose Big Government

Nearly fifty percent of Americans see the federal government as a threat to their individual rights
Rasmussen Reports; June 18-19, 2010

Seventy-eight percent of Americans say they have little faith that the massive federal bureaucracy can solve the nation’s ills.
Pew Research Center; March 11-21, 2010

Sixty-one percent of Americans view big government a greater threat to the nation than big business.
Gallup Poll; March 27-29, 2009

Nearly seventy percent of Americans have concerns about federal interventions into the economy.
Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll; June 2009

Americans Think They’re Better Parents than the Nanny State

Fifty-six percent of Virginians oppose a proposal to raise the age requirement for car booster seats.
News-7/Survey USA poll; February 2007

Fifty-seven percent of California parents oppose State’s spanking ban providing for criminal prosecution.
CBS-5 (Sacramento); January 18, 2007