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Toplines - Social Security - August 19-20, 2009

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted August 19-20, 2009

By Rasmussen Reports

1* How confident are you that the Social Security system will pay you all promised retirement benefits during your lifetime?

13% Very confident
25% Somewhat confident
36% Not very confident
24% Not at all confident
3% Not sure


2* One of President Obama’s top economic advisors says the president will attempt to reform Social Security before the end of his first term. Should reforming Social Security be one of President Obama’s top priorities?

36% Yes
41% No
23% Not sure

3*Should working Americans be allowed to opt out of Social Security and provide for their own retirement planning?

49% Yes
37% No
15% Not sure


4*Should Social Security taxes be increased to insure that all promised benefits are paid?

27% Yes
54% No
20% Not sure


5* Is Social Security a good deal for working Americans today?

47% Yes
38% No
15% Not sure

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