Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Nearly two months after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, most Americans still say it’s unlikely the fate of the plane will ever be fully known. Most also don’t think the search for the jetliner should continue indefinitely.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 32% of American Adults believe it’s at least somewhat likely that we will find out exactly what happened to the missing plane, but that includes just seven percent (7%) who say it’s Very Likely. Fifty-nine percent (59%) think it’s unlikely we will ever know the whole story behind the plane's disappearance, with 15% who say it's Not At All Likely.(To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 26-27, 2014 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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