71% Say Government Hasn’t Been Tough Enough On Wall Street
71% Say Government Should Let Big Troubled Banks Fail
36% Support More Government Regulation of Financial Industry
National Survey of
Conducted May 14, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about the JPMorgan Chase bank?
2* How would you rate the federal government’s current oversight of the banking industry – excellent, good, fair or poor?
3* Do you favor or oppose more government regulation of the U.S. financial system?
4* Is it better for the United States financial system to have more competition and less regulation or more regulation and less competition?
5* Some people say that the largest banks and finance companies are “too big to fail.” Suppose some of the largest banks in the country reach a point where they can no longer meet their obligations. Should the government let the banks go out of business or find a way to keep them in business?
6* If the federal government provides taxpayer funding to keep a company afloat, should the senior managers of the company be replaced?
7* 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?
8* Who benefited more from the government bailouts of the financial industry – Wall Street or the average U.S. taxpayer?
9* Has the federal government been aggressive enough in pursuing possible criminal behavior by major Wall Street bankers?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence