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Questions - Poverty - April 2-3, 2011

45% Say Government Programs Increase Poverty in America
Americans Say More People Live in Poverty Today than 10 Years Ago
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted April 2-3, 2011

By Rasmussen Reports


1* How severe is poverty in the United States today?


2* Compared to 10 years ago, are more people or less people living in poverty today? Or is the level of poverty about the same?


3* How effective are government programs designed to help people get out of poverty?


4* Do current government programs increase the level of poverty in America or decrease the level of poverty in America? Or do they have no impact on the level of poverty?


5* Does the government spend too much or too little on poverty programs, or is the level of spending about right?


6* Is it too easy or too hard to qualify for welfare in the United States?


7* Are food stamps too hard to get in this country, too easy to get or is the level of eligibility about right?


8* Should the government require those who receive food stamps to work?


9* If immigration laws were enforced, would there be less poverty in America?


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