National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted April 7-8, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports
1* The space shuttle program will end this year after nearly three decades of flight. Has the space shuttle program been worth the expense to taxpayers?
23% Not sure
2* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of NASA?
27% Very favorable
51% Somewhat favorable
11% Somewhat unfavorable
3% Very unfavorable
8% Not sure
3* Given the state of the economy, should the United States cut back on space exploration?
18% Not sure
4* Should the space program be funded by the government or the private sector?
36% By the government
38% By the private sector
25% Not sure
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence