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Questions - Unemployment - April 1-2, 2012

44% See More Government Hiring of Unemployed As Bad, 38% Say Good
Americans Still Think Government Employees Work Less, Earn More
48% Know Someone Who Has Given Up Looking for Work
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted April 1-2, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports


1* Do you know anyone who is out of work and looking for a job?


2* Do you know anyone who, out of frustration with the difficult job market, has given up looking for a job?


3* Is the job market better than it was a year ago, worse than it was a year ago or about the same?


4* A year from today will unemployment be higher than it is today, lower than it is today or about the same as it is today?


5* If people can’t find work after an extended period of time, should the federal government hire them, pay for their retraining, extend their unemployment benefits indefinitely or do nothing at all? 


6* If the federal government hires more people, is that good for the economy, bad for the economy, or does it have no impact on the economy?


7* Do government workers have more job security or less job security than workers in the private sector?

8* Who works harder, government workers or workers in the private sector?

9* Does the average government worker earn more annually than the average private sector worker?

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence