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30% Say U.S. Doesn't Spend Enough on National Security

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Voters nationwide continue to have mixed feelings about how much the United States spends on national security, but most don’t think it’s necessary to spend three times as much as any other nation.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 31% believe the United States spends too much on the military and national security, while just as many (30%) say it doesn’t spend enough money in this area. Another 32% say America spends about the right amount on national security. (To see survey question wording,  click here.)

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 17-18, 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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