National Survey of
Conducted February 2-3, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How concerned are about the size of the federal budget deficit – very concerned, somewhat concerned, not very concerned, not at all concerned?
65% Very concerned
21% Somewhat concerned
10% Not very concerned
2% Not at all concerned
1% Not sure
2* Does the government spend taxpayers’ money wisely and carefully?
11% Not sure
3* Which is more to blame for the size of
the federal deficit – taxpayers’ unwillingness to pay more in taxes or
politicians’ unwillingness to reduce government spending?
9% Taxpayers’ unwillingness to pay more in taxes
83% Politicians’ unwillingness to reduce government spending
8% Not sure
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence