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52% Say It’s Too Easy To Get Food Stamps in U.S.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

More than half of Americans now believe it’s too easy to acquire food stamps, and adults now are more likely to blame the government for making it easier to be a food stamp recipient.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of American Adults shows that 52% believe it’s too easy for people to get food stamps in this country today. Just 11% think it’s too hard. Twenty-seven percent (27%) say the current level of difficulty for food stamp eligibility is about right. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on October 20-21, 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.


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