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55% Still Believe U.S. Society is Fair and Decent

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Belief that American society is fair and decent has reached its lowest mark since August 2012.

A new Rasmussen Reports national survey finds that just 55% of Likely U.S. Voters now view American society that way.  Thirty percent (30%) disagree and think society in this country is generally unfair and discriminatory. That's down two points from 32% in October, the highest level of pessimism in over six years. Sixteen percent (16%) are undecided.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on January 13-14, 2014. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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