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Questions - Corporate Welfare - August 11-12, 2011

Voters See These ‘Corporate Welfare’ Programs As A Good Place To Cut Government Spending
71% Think Private Sector Better Than Government At Measuring Technology Potential
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted August 11-12, 2011

By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* Who is better at determining the long term benefits and potential of new technologies, private sector companies and investors or government officials?

 

 

2* Sometimes a company cannot find investors for a new technology and they seek research funding from government. Suppose a private company cannot find investors but gets funding from the government. How likely is it that government funding will be wasted?

 

 

3* The federal government currently provides crop and farm subsidies that cost more than $20 billion a year. Should the federal government continue to provide crop and farm subsidies?

 

 

4* The federal government currently provides financing for foreign countries that buy military weapons from U.S. companies. Should the federal government continue to provide funding for foreign countries to buy military weapons from U.S. companies?

 

 

5* The federal government’s Export-Import bank provides billions of dollars of loans and loan guarantees to companies like Boeing and General Electric. The stated purpose is to sustain US jobs by financing US exports. Should the federal government provide loans and loan guarantees to help finance export sales for large corporations?

 

 

 

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