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On U.S. Population Growth, 47% Think Too Fast Is Worse Than Too Slow

Friday, February 15, 2013

While demographers ponder the impact of the nation's declining birth rate, Americans worry more about a population that grows too fast rather than one that grows too slow. Only 25% of American Adults believe a population that is growing too slowly is a bigger problem for the United States than one that is growing too fast. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that nearly twice as many (47%) disagree and think a population that is growing too fast is a bigger problem for the country. Twenty-eight percent (28%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 11-12, 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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