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82% Favor Creation of Stand-Alone Social Security Trust Fund

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Voters continue to believe overwhelmingly that the federal government should restore the Social Security trust fund as it was originally intended and leave it alone.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 82% of Likely U.S. Voters think the government would provide more security for retirees by making sure the trust fund is protected and adequately funded. Just five percent (5%) say it would be better to get rid of the trust fund and have the federal government pay all promised benefits to retirees out of the annual operating budget. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 4-5, 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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