Many Americans say they want a more limited federal government. Yet when asked about specific activities, the majority of Americans want more or the same amount of federal involvement, not less, according to a new study by the Washington Post, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard University. For example, 61 percent of those surveyed wanted more federal government involvement in protecting the environment, and 23 percent wanted the same amount. And despite complaints about federal health care reform, 52 percent wanted more government involvement in ensuring access to health care, and 15 percent wanted the same amount. Only 21 percent wanted less government involvement. Majorities of those surveyed also wanted more or the same amount of federal involvement in promoting values and morality, reducing poverty, setting educational standards, regulating Wall Street, fighting terrorism and regulating gun ownership. The majority also said that several large federal programs were "very important," including Medicare (74 percent), Social Security (77 percent) and federal aid to public schools (71 percent).