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60% Think U.S. Society is Fair and Decent

Friday, January 16, 2015

The new year has voters feeling more positive about American society that they have in quite a while.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 60% of Likely U.S. Voters think American society is generally fair and decent. This finding is up six points from October’s seven-year low and is the highest finding since April 2013. Prior to 2013, belief that American society was fair and decent ran regularly in the low-to-mid 60s. Twenty-eight percent (28%) say American society is generally unfair and discriminatory, a near two-year low. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national telephone survey of 800 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on January 13-14, 2015. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3.5 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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