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Toplines - Space Exploration - April 7-8, 2010

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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?

45% Yes
33% No
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?

49% Yes
34% No
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