Wednesday, June 06, 2012
As the national jobs rate continues to show little movement, most Americans still prefer short-term government solutions for the unemployed or none at all.
Twenty-seven percent (27%) of Americans believe in ongoing federal aid for those who can’t find work over an extended period of time, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. This number includes 13% who think the government should hire those people and 14% who support extending unemployment benefits indefinitely. Another 27% believe the government should pay for their retraining, while 34% say the government should do nothing at all. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on June 2-3, 2012 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.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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