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Questions - Government Power and Money - May 29-30, 2012

51% See Federal Government As Threat to Their Rights
24% Say States Have Right to Secede
43% Are Very Worried Federal Government Will Run Out of Cash
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted May 29-30, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* How worried are you that the U.S. government will run out of money?

 

2* Generally speaking, do most politicians want the government to have more power and money than it does today or less power and money than it does today?

 

3* Do most Americans want the government to have more power and money than it does today or less power and money than it does today?

 

4* Do individual states have the right to leave the United States and form an independent country?

 

5* Over the next 25 years or so, how likely is it that some states will try to leave the United States and form an independent country?

 

6* Over the next 25 years or so, how likely is it that the United States will split up into regional groups of states?

 

7* Would it be good or bad if the United States split up into regional groups of states?

 

8* Is the federal government today a protector of individual rights or a threat to individual rights?

 

9* Is it more important for the government to protect individual rights or to promote economic growth?

 

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