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Questions - Airline Merger - August 13-14, 2013

40% Agree with Government Challenge of US Airways-American Merger
71% Say Government Helps Politically Connected Businesses, Hurts Those That Are Not
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted August 13-14, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about major U.S. airlines?

2* How often do you travel by airplane - Rarely or never, Occasionally, Several times a year, About once a month, More than once a month, Not sure?

3* The U.S. Justice Department is challenging the merger of US Airways and American Airlines, saying it would hurt consumers by reducing competition. Do you agree or disagree with the Justice Department decision to challenge the merger?

4* If the merger of US Airways and American Airlines goes through, will airline prices go up, go down or will they remain about the same?

5* Does the federal government help businesses that are politically connected and hurt those that are not? Or does it treat all businesses about the same?

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