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Questions - Spending on Military and Social Security - November 19-20, 2010

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted November 19-20, 2010

By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* Is the following statement true or false? Most federal spending is spent on only three programs—Social Security, Medicare and national defense.

2* Does the United States spend more on the military and national security than any other nation in the world?

 

3* Does the United States spend about as much on the military and national security as every other nation combined?

 

4* Does the United States spend more on Social Security or on the military and national security?

 

5* A proposal has been made to reduce the federal payroll one-percent a year for ten years. The reductions could come from either reducing the number of federal workers or by cutting the pay of federal workers. Would you favor or oppose a proposal to reduce the federal payroll one-percent a year for ten years?

 

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