National Survey of 1,000 American Adults
Conducted July 21-22,
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