48% Government More Concerned With Making Wall Street Firms Profitable
66% Oppose Cyprus Bailout Plan to Tax Bank Deposits
46% Think Feds Might Try To Tax Bank Accounts Like Cyprus
59% Say Another 2008 Financial Meltdown Likely
Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted March 27-28, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about the situation in Cyprus?
2* As part of a financial bailout plan, bank deposits are being taxed. Those with more than $129,000 in a Cyprus bank account could lose up to 40% of their deposits. There will also be restrictions limiting the ability of customers to withdraw money from the banks. As part of a deal to avoid a banking collapse, is this a fair approach?
3* How likely is it that other European countries will try to tax bank accounts to deal with massive deficits?
4* Looking beyond the immediate crisis in Cyprus, how likely is it that one of the economically troubled European countries like Greece, Ireland, Italy or Spain will default on its debt in the next five years?
5* Okay… on a related topic… how likely is it that the United States will soon face another financial industry meltdown similar to the 2008 crisis?
6* How likely is it that the U.S. government will default on its debt in the next five years?
7* How likely is it that the U.S. government might try to tax money in individual bank accounts?
8* Does the U.S. government have the constitutional authority to tax money currently in individual bank accounts?
9* Is the federal government more concerned with making Wall Street firms profitable or making sure the U.S. financial system works well for all Americans?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence