Big State is one of the political personality dimensions examined in the political personality quiz.
The opposite of big state is small state.
The choice between big state and small state is mainly a question of economic philosophy. Big state means more governemnt spending. That which is provided by the public sector is not bound by supply and demand in a market economy and can be provided in such a way as to redistribute resources, correct imbalances or guide behavior. Those who favor a bigger state usually want more protection, in the form of improvements to the social safety net or homeland security, or increased military spending.
Big staters favor:
Big staters tend to oppose: