53% Say Economic Growth More Important Than Economic Fairness
Monday, January 21, 2013
Most voters see economic growth as more important than economic fairness but recognize that there is a conflict between the two.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters think economic growth is more important than economic fairness. Thirty-five percent (35%) think economic fairness is more important. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided. This remains generally unchanged from December but is down from a high of 62% who rated economic growth more important in July. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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This national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 17-18, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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