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Questions - Constitution - June 23-24, 2011

Most Americans Give Constitution High Marks, Say Don't Change It
Most Americans Fear A Government That Is Too Powerful
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted June 23-24, 2011

By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* In terms of how it impacts life in our country today, how do you rate the United States Constitution? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

 

 

2* Suppose you had a chance to vote on whether or not we should continue using the Constitution as the fundamental law of the United States. Would you vote for the Constitution or against it?

 

 

3* Which best describes you view towards changing the Constitution. Should it be left alone? Does it require minor changes or major changes? Or, should we scrap it and start over again?

 

 

4* Does the Constitution place too many restrictions on what government can do or not enough restrictions on what government can do?

 

 

5* What is the bigger danger in the world today…a government that is too powerful or a government that is not powerful enough?

 

 

6* Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: “All men are created equal.”

 

 

7* Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: “We are all endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

 

 

8* Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: “Governments derive their only just powers from the consent of the governed.”

 

 

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