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Questions - Flight Delays - April 26-27, 2013

56% Think Government Agencies Cut Popular Programs First
Only 16% Know Anyone Affected by Sequester Flight Delays
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted April 26-27, 2013

By Rasmussen Reports



1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about air travel in the United States?


2*  Generally speaking, is air travel in the United States very safe, somewhat safe, not very safe, or not at all safe?


3*  How often do you travel on commercial airlines – Rarely or never, occasionally, once a month or more?


4*  Did you travel by commercial airliner in the past week?


5* Have you or anyone you know personally experienced any flight delays caused by the sequester spending cuts?


6* Is it possible for the Federal Aviation Administration to make modest spending reductions without causing flight delays?


7* Congress quickly passed legislation to halt the airport delays. Does Congress react more quickly to things that affect congressmen, their staff and their friends?


8* When government agencies are forced to cut budgets, do they generally cut popular programs first to make the cuts seem more significant?


9* Will cuts in the Federal Aviation Administration’s budget hurt air safety in the United States?


NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence