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One-Third of Americans Have or Will Contribute To Haiti Earthquake Relief

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A year ago today, a massive earthquake hit the island of Haiti, killing thousands of people and making thousands more homeless. One-in-three Americans (32%) say they have contributed or will contribute to help the ongoing relief effort there, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

Fifty-six percent (56%) of Adults say they have not or will not contribute money to the Haiti relief effort. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Just after the earthquake took place last year, 37% said they already had contributed or intended to contribute money to the relief effort.

Fifty-five percent (55%) of Americans now rate the international response to the earthquake in Haiti as good or excellent.  Only 10% rate the response as poor.  Last year, 75% gave the United State positive ratings for its response to the earthquake.

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on January 10-11, 2011 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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