Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted October 18-19, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about the federal government shutdown?
Not very closely
Not at all
2* Congress has ended the shutdown with a short-term deal to fund the federal government through mid-January. How likely is it that Congress will reach a long-term budget deal by then and avoid another government shutdown?
Not very likely
Not at all likely
3* As Congress attempts to reach a long-term budget deal, which do you favor – a federal budget that increases spending or one that cuts spending? Or would you favor a budget in which spending levels remain about the same?
A federal budget that increases spending
A federal budget that cuts spending
A federal budget in which spending levels remain about the same
4* In terms of your own personal life, how much of an impact did you feel from the just-ended government shutdown?
No impact at all
5* How did the shutdown impact the overall economy? Did it have a very positive impact, a somewhat positive impact, no impact, a somewhat negative impact or a very negative impact?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence