In 2007, the Pew Global Attitudes Project asked people for their reaction to the statement : "The state [or government] controls too much of our daily lives." In the United States, 28% said they completely agreed and 37% mostly agreed. This was more agreement than in Canada (a combined total of 59% agreeing), Sweden and Spain (both 61%), but no different from Britain and France (64 and 65%), and less than Italy and Germany (73% and 74%).
In less developed countries, people are generally less likely to agree, but there is a lot of variation. For example, in Bangladesh, 43% completely agree and 41% mostly agree, but in Peru, only 8% completely agreed and 23% mostly agreed. There are some general patterns--for example, agreement is relatively low in East Asian countries--but also a good deal of variation among countries that seem pretty similar in other ways: for example, Brazil (76% agree) and Argentina (40%).