National Survey of
1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted January 21-22, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed news reports about a new law that might allow states with financial problems to declare bankruptcy?
2* Cities are currently allowed to file for bankruptcy, but states are not. If a state is unable to pay its financial obligations, should it be allowed to file for bankruptcy?
3* If a state filed for bankruptcy, government employees might have their pension benefits reduced. Knowing this, would you favor or oppose allowing states to file for bankruptcy?
4* Suppose you had a choice between paying significantly higher taxes or having your state file for bankruptcy. Which would you prefer?
5* Should the federal government provide bailout funding for states with serious financial problems?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence