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53% Say It’s Too Easy to Get on Welfare

Sunday, July 22, 2007

While most Americans say the government should do more to combat poverty, most also say that it’s too easy for people to receive welfare payments in the United States. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 53% of Americans say it’s too easy to get welfare payments while just 22% say it’s too hard. Nine percent (9%) say the balance is about right while 16% are not sure. Another survey, released last week, found that 56% of Americans believe the government should do more to combat poverty. The survey also found that 46% believe the federal government should take the lead in fighting poverty while 42% believe that state (23%) or local (19%) governments should take the lead.


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