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Questions - Drought and Weather - August 23-24, 2012

53% Think This Summer Has Been Hotter Than Recent Summers
76% Say Drought Is Driving Up Food Prices
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      National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted August 23-24, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports


1* How closely are you following news stories on the drought in the Midwest?


2* Have you or a family member been impacted by the drought?


3* How concerned are you about the potential impact of the drought on the U.S. economy?


4* Is global warming creating climate changes that lead to more extreme weather events?


5* Is the drought driving up food prices?


6* Have you had to cut back on other spending to buy groceries?


7* Has this summer in your area been hotter than recent summers, not as hot as recent summers or about the same?

8* When it comes to health and safety risks, what is worse…when the weather gets too hot or when the weather gets too cold?

9* Generally speaking, how would you rate the media coverage of weather events….excellent, good, fair or poor?

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence