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Questions - Gold Standard and the Federal Reserve - October 18-19, 2011

Public has Mixed Views of Return to Gold Standard
34% Have Favorable Opinion of the Fed
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted October 18-19, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed news stories about whether the U.S. monetary system should return to the gold standard?

2* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of returning the U.S. monetary system to the gold standard?

3* Many say that adopting the gold standard would “dramatically reduce the power of central bankers and political leaders to steer the economy.”  If you knew that returning to the gold standard really would reduce the power of central bankers and political leaders to steer the economy, would you favor or oppose returning to the gold standard?

3* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of the Federal Reserve?

4* Who has more control over the direction of the economy - the Federal Reserve chairman, the president or Congress?

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