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Questions - Bank Bailouts - May 28-29, 2011

64% Say Government Hasn’t Been Tough Enough On Wall Street
68% Say Bank Bailout Money Went To Those Who Caused Meltdown
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted May 28-29, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* Looking back, was it a good idea or a bad idea for the federal government to provide bailout funding for banks and other financial institutions?

 

2* Who has benefited more from the government bailout of the financial industry - Wall Street or the average U.S. taxpayer?

 

3* Did most of the bailout money go to the people who created the economic crisis?

 

4* Was the financial meltdown due more to largely uncontrollable economic circumstances, insufficient government regulation or criminal behavior by some in the financial industry?

 

5* Has the federal government been aggressive enough in pursuing possible criminal behavior by major Wall Street bankers?

 

6* 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