26% Say U.S. Public Schools Provide World-Class Education
64% Say Primary Objective of Businesses: Create Jobs
45% Say Government Should Reduce Spending on Roads and Highways Until Budget is Balanced
National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted August 20-21, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Which would create more jobs—a billion dollars spent by the government on new highways or a billion dollars spent by private companies to expand their own businesses?
2* Should the government cut back on spending for roads and highways until the federal budget is balanced?
3* Should the government cut back on spending for space exploration until the federal budget is balanced?
4* What should be the primary objective of a business—to create value for the shareholders or to create jobs for the overall economy?
5* Do you agree or disagree with the following statement-- A world-class education is the single most important factor in determining whether our kids can compete for the best jobs and whether America can out-compete countries around the world.
6* Do U.S. public schools provide a world class education for our students?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence