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Voters Say Tax Dollars Haven’t Helped Inner City But Think More Might Work

Monday, August 05, 2019

Most voters agree that the billions in taxpayer dollars poured into the inner cities hasn’t worked, but they think spending even more might do the trick.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 30% of Likely U.S. Voters believe, generally speaking, that federal government programs aimed at improving conditions in the inner city have helped the people who live there. Thirty-two percent (32%) say those programs have hurt inner city residents instead, while 19% say they have had no impact. Another 19% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 31-August 1, 2019 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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