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Questions - Dollar Coin and Pennies - December 5-6, 2012

49% Support Dropping the Penny
Most Are Willing To Phase Out One-Dollar Bill to Save Money
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted December 5-6, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about proposed changes in U.S. money?

2* A proposal has been made to phase out the dollar bill completely and replace it with a one-dollar coin. Do you favor or oppose getting rid of the one-dollar bill?

3* The government estimates that it would save $4.4 billion over 30 years by getting rid of the one-dollar bill and replacing it with a one-dollar coin. If it would save taxpayers $4.4 billion over 30 years, do you favor or oppose getting rid of the one-dollar bill?

4* The government has been making one-dollar coins for several years now. Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of one-dollar coins?

5* How often do you spend a one-dollar coin – every day, several times a week, a few times a month, every now and then, almost never?

6* How often do you spend a one-dollar bill – every day, several times a week, a few times a month, every now and then, almost never?

7* Does a dollar still buy as much as it did five years ago?

8* A proposal has been made for the United States to stop making pennies. Do you favor or oppose a proposal for the United States to stop making pennies?

9* Some believe that it costs more for the U.S. Mint to make pennies than the pennies are worth. If it costs the government more than a penny to make a penny, should the United States stop making pennies?

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