57% Say Constitution Should be Left Alone
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
As Independence Day nears, most Americans still believe the U.S. Constitution should be upheld and left as is.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of American Adults think the Constitution should be left alone, although that's down from 63% last year.
Thirty-nine percent (39%) think the Constitution needs some minor changes, and just three percent (3%) think it needs major changes. Though the option was given, no one thinks the United States should scrap the foundational document and start over. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on June 24-25, 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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