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Increased public support for the social safety net, signs of growing public concern about income inequality, and a diminished appetite for assertive national security policies have improved the political landscape for the Democrats as the 2008 presidential campaign gets underway.

The study of the public’s political values and attitudes by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press – the most recent in a series of such reports dating back to 1987 – finds a pattern of rising support since the mid-1990s for government action to help disadvantaged Americans. More Americans believe that the government has a responsibility to take care of people who cannot take care of themselves, and that it should help more needy people even if it means going deeper into debt.

More broadly, the poll finds that money worries are rising. More than four-in-ten (44%) say they « don’t have enough money to make ends meet, » up from 35% in 2002. While a majority continues to say they are « pretty well satisfied » with their personal financial situation, that number is lower than it has been in more than a decade.

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