National Survey of 1,000 Likely
Conducted October 1-2, 2014
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Which do you favor – a federal budget that increases spending or one that cuts spending? Or do you favor a budget in which spending levels remain about the same?
2* The partial U.S. government shutdown began a year ago this week. Did last year’s government shutdown last too long or not long enough? Or should it never have happened?
3* In terms of your own personal life, how much of an impact have you felt from the government shutdown?
4* 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?
5* Was the overall impact of last year’s partial government shutdown as bad as many predicted?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence