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Questions - USPS - January 6-7, 2015

Is Congress A Help or Hindrance for the Postal Service?

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National Survey of 800 Adults

Conducted January 6-7, 2015

By Rasmussen Reports


1* How do you rate the performance of the U.S. Postal Service -- excellent, good, fair or poor?

2* Is postal service in the United States better or worse than most countries in the world?

3* Congress currently has oversight power over the Postal Service and can veto any cost-saving measures that it proposes. Do you favor or oppose allowing the Postal Service to make budget decisions without congressional approval?

4* The Postal Service has proposed ending Saturday delivery to reduce operating losses. Do you favor or oppose cutting mail service to five days a week to help the Postal Service become more financially solvent?

5* Under current law, it is illegal for any private company to offer first class mail service and compete with the U.S. Postal Service. Should private companies be allowed to deliver first class mail?

6* Should the U.S. government consider selling the Postal Service to a private company like UPS or Federal Express?

7* Which of the following do you use the most to communicate with friends and family—the telephone, U.S. mail, e-mail, social networking sites like Facebook, or text messages?

8* How often do use e-mail – every day, almost every day, at least once a week, several times a month or never?

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence