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Questions - Government Spending - October 10-11, 2013

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters

Conducted October 10-11, 2013

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* As the nation searches for solutions to the federal budget crisis, should thoughtful spending cuts be considered in every program of the federal government?

 

3* To solve the federal budget crisis, some people believe that spending should be cut in every program except the military. Should thoughtful spending cuts be considered in every program except the military?

 

4* Fine, to solve the federal budget crisis, some people believe that spending should be cut in every program except entitlement programs. Should thoughtful spending cuts be considered in every program except entitlement programs?

 

5* How likely is it that government spending will be significantly reduced over the next few years?

 

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