55% Think Some States May Be Declaring Bankruptcy Soon
Monday, July 29, 2013
Following news of Detroit’s bankruptcy filing, most Americans believe some states are likely to do the same soon. They're more supportive, too, of letting states declare bankruptcy if they can't pay their bills.
Fifty-five percent (55%) of American Adults believe that it’s at least somewhat likely that some states will file for bankruptcy in the near future, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Just 34% view this as unlikely. This includes 27% who consider it Very Likely that there will be states declaring bankruptcy soon and just five percent (5%) who say it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on July 21-22, 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.
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