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Questions - Detroit Bankruptcy - July 21-22, 2013

55% Think Some States May Be Declaring Bankruptcy Soon
25% Favor Federal Bailouts for Ailing Cities Like Detroit
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National Survey of 1,000 American Adults

Conducted July 21-22, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about Detroit? 

2* Detroit has now officially filed for bankruptcy, claiming over $18 billion in debts it cannot pay. If a city is unable to pay its financial obligations, should it be allowed to file for bankruptcy?

3* How likely is it that more major cities will file for bankruptcy in the near future?

4* If a city files for bankruptcy, government employees may have their pension benefits reduced. Knowing this, do you favor or oppose allowing cities to file for bankruptcy?

5* Suppose you had a choice between paying significantly higher taxes or having your city file for bankruptcy. Which would you prefer? 

6* Should the federal government provide bailout funding for cities with serious financial problems?

7* What about state government? If a state is unable to pay its financial obligations, should it be allowed to file for bankruptcy?

 

8* How likely is it that some states will file for bankruptcy in the near future?

 

9* How likely is it that California will file for bankruptcy in the near future?

 

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