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Questions - Space Program - July 9-10, 2011

58% Believe Life Exists On Other Planets
50% Say Space Shuttle Program Worth What It Cost Taxpayers
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted July 9-10, 2011

By Rasmussen Reports



1* How closely are you following news stories about the last space shuttle mission?


2* Has the space shuttle program been worth the expense to taxpayers?


3* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of NASA?


4Looking to the future, should the federal government spend more, less or about the same on space exploration?


5* How important is it for the United States to have a manned space program?


6* How important is it for the United States to have a space program that relies upon unmanned research spaceships?


7* Should the space program be funded by the government or the private sector?


8* How likely is it that a human will walk on Mars in the next 25 years?


9* How likely is it that life exists on other planets?



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