From a piece on the Role of Government by USA Today. Which group are you in? Keep it small: This cohesive group wants government to stay away from regulating the free market or morality. They trust private enterprise over public institutions and overwhelmingly oppose Obama and the Democratic Party. Many support the Tea Party movement. They are the wealthiest, the most conservative and the most predominantly white and male of any of the groups. Morality first: This group also is decidedly Republican, and they don't endorse a large federal role in addressing income disparities. But they are solidly in favor of the federal government acting to uphold moral standards and promote traditional values. A Republican governing coalition that includes both the first and second groups could risk fracture when the issues turned from a more limited government on the economic front to questions such as whether to oppose same-sex marriage or restrict abortion. The mushy middle: This pragmatic group avoids the extremes. Those in this category split more evenly on attitudes toward the GOP, the Democratic Party and Obama than others. Ninety-five percent of them end up somewhere in the middle when asked to place themselves on a five-point scale on the proper role of government "1" meaning the government should provide only the most basic functions and "5" meaning the government should take active steps in every area it could. Obama liberals: This group wants the government to take a big role in addressing economic disparities but a small one in upholding moral standards. It is the most suspicious of business: Six in 10 say business will harm society unless regulated by the government. They are the youngest group and the group with the highest percentage of liberals, Democrats and Obama supporters. The bigger the better: The members of this group are the most likely of any to trust government and to endorse its involvement in areas from upholding morality to addressing income inequality. This group is the most racially and ethnically diverse of any 45% of its members are Hispanic, African-American or another racial minority and has the lowest income levels. In their ranks, nine in 10 think the government should take a major role in ensuring adequate health care and a minimum standard of living for all Americans.