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Questions - Controversies - June 10-11, 2013

24% Trust Federal Government to Do Right Thing Most or All The Time
Voters Rate Surveillance Controversy Most Serious, IRS Second
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted June 10-11, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed news about recent controversies in Washington, DC?

2* How much of the time do you trust the federal government to do the right thing—almost always, most of the time, some of the time, or rarely or never?

3* Is the federal government today a protector of individual liberty or a threat to individual liberty?

4* There are currently four major controversies in Washington—the government's secret surveillance of millions of Americans' phone calls and e-mails, the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups, the Justice Department's targeting of reporters and the Obama administration's handling of the situation in Benghazi, Libya where the U.S. ambassador was killed last fall. Which of these four controversies is the most serious?

5* Which of the controversies is the least serious?

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