National Survey of 1,000 Likely
February 10-11, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed news reports about plans to promote a national high-speed train network in the United States?
2* A proposal has been made for the federal government to spend $53 billion to help build a national network of high-speed trains connecting several major U.S. cities. Do you favor or oppose plans for the federal government to help build a high-speed train network?
3* The federal government controls Amtrak which operates passenger rail service in the United States. Last year, the government gave Amtrak nearly $3 billion in subsidies and grants to finance its operations. Should the federal government continue providing subsidies and grants to Amtrak or stop providing subsidies and grants?
4* At this time, does the federal government need to spend more money on infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges, and trains?
5* Which will do more to create jobs – a government plan to promote a high-speed train network or cutting government spending?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence