It's not an "either/or" question. In the USA, our government has ballooned into a massive bloated bureaucracy, with redundant departments doing basically the same things without having either the desire or ability to communicate with each other. We have uncountable government agencies to deal with "disaster, internal"; "disaster, global"; "disaster, relevant to US"; "disaster, irrelevant to US"; "disaster, public relations, internal"; "disaster, public relations, global"... okay, it's hyperbole but not far off reality.
I can't speak for other countries, but I want a government that is both smaller... with redundancies eliminated, and trimmed for efficiencies of scale... and works better, with remaining bureaucracies communicating more efficiently, squash the internal squabbles between similarly-tasked agencies, resources utilized for the good of the people instead of the good of the bloated bureaucracy.
I've been in public service. I know how it works. At the end of each fiscal year, every individual in every agency scrambles to spend every last nickle of unspent appropriations to avoid having their budget for the next year cut to, well, to what they actually need rather than what they actually want. I've seen the most ridiculous lies put on line-item budget requests for no other reason than to get those bucks for the year, and hoard them to spend on stuff they want but would never be approved if they were actually honest. It's a game, a game of personal power and prowess, where manipulating the system by manipulating the money is a game, and the department with the most money and toys wins. Your tax dollars at work, people.
The pittance spent on fiscal watchdog agencies is laughable. So yeah, I want to see the game end, grownups take charge, the bloat sliced out, and taxpayers' money actually being used to benefit the citizens instead of public service employees who want champagne with their government-funded Christmas party and new rental cars every year.
Gawk. I digress into the dull and uninteresting rant of someone who has seen too much backroom gamesmanship. Sorry about that. Also sorry that I can't answer your poll. In this country (I can't speak to other countries), the people both need and deserve both: Less Government and Better Government. I see no legitimate compromise to that.