Voters Have Long Been Okay with Five-Day-A-Week Mail Service
Thursday, February 07, 2013
The U.S. Postal Service announced this week that it is ending Saturday delivery come August, but as far as most Americans are concerned, it’s a move that’s long overdue.
Four years ago, in January 2009, 69% of Americans told Rasmussen Reports that they preferred five-day-a-week delivery to raising the price of stamps.
In July 2011, 63% were all for the Postal Service’s plan to cut mail delivery to five days a week to reduce its budget losses.
By April of last year, 75% thought it was a better idea to reduce mail delivery to five days a week than to have the federal government provide additional financial support to the Postal Service.
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