National Survey of
1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted October 2-3, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Social Security?
2* How confident are you that the Social Security system will pay you all promised retirement benefits during your lifetime?
3* Is Social Security a good deal for working Americans today?
4* Are Social Security taxes paid into a Trust Fund that can legally be used only for paying Social Security benefits, or does the government have the right to spend Social Security taxes any way it wants?
5* Which would provide more security for retirees: Making sure the Social Security Trust Fund is protected and adequately funded, or getting rid of the Trust Fund and having the federal government pay all promised benefits out of the annual operating budget?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence