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Questions - Jobs and Government Spending on Highways - August 20-21, 2011

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
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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