Most Americans See Family As Most Helpful in Tough Times
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
When going through a tough time in their life, 53% of Americans expect their family would be Very Helpful. Twenty-four percent (24%) say the same about their local church or religious organization, while 22% think their friends would help that much.
Nothing else come close. Local charities, businesses and all levels of government are seen as Very Helpful by single digit numbers.
Rasmussen Reports asked American adults in a national telephone survey how helpful different groups, organizations and agencies would be to them if they were going through a challenging period in their lives. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on February May 4-5, 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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