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35% Say Their State Government is Too Big

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Americans report a slightly better budget picture in their state compared to two years ago, but one-out-of-three think their state government still needs to go on a diet.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 27% of American Adults believe the budget situation in their state is better than it was a year ago, unchanged from June 2012. But while 54% said in that earlier survey that their state budget situation was worse, just 37% feel that way now. Twenty-four percent (24%) say their state’s budget picture is about the same as it was a year ago, compared to 15% in 2012. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure. (To see survey wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on April 24-25, 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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