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Questions - Unions - January 6-7, 2011

Many Favor Cutting Pay, Benefits of State Employees
Support for Public Employee Unions Declines
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted January 6-7, 2011

By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose unions for private sector workers?

 

2* Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose unions for public employees?

 

3* In terms of its impact on the nation, is it a good thing or a bad thing that many policemen and firemen belong to public employee unions?

 

4* In terms of its impact on the nation, is it a good thing or a bad thing that most teachers belong to public employee unions?

 

5* How closely have you followed news stories about pension benefits promised to public employees?

 

6* If you had to choose between paying higher taxes to ensure that all pension benefits promised to public employees were paid or reducing those promised benefits, which would you choose?

 

7* To help reduce state spending would you favor or oppose a 10% pay cut for all state employees?

 

8* Who works harder, government workers or workers in the private sector?

 

9* Have you or anyone in your family ever belonged to a labor union?

 

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