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Questions - Middle Class - April 14-15, 2015

Americans Define Middle Class, Think Politicians Don’t Agree
62% Say Government Has Too Much Power in America Today
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National Survey of 800 American Adults

Conducted April 14-15, 2015

By Rasmussen Reports


1* Do you consider yourself wealthy, upper middle class, middle class or poor?


2* Do most politicians agree on the definition of middle class?


3* To be middle class, someone needs a yearly household income of – less than $25,000, $25,000 to $50,000, $50,000 to $100,000, $100,000 to $200,000 or more than $200,000?


4* When politicians talk about the middle class, what income range are they most likely referring to?


5* When a candidate promises to cut taxes on the middle class if elected, how likely is it that taxes on the middle class actually will be cut if that candidate is elected?


6* Which is closest to your view – being middle class is determined by how much money you make or being middle class means you are self-supporting, self-reliant and free of dependence on the government?


7* Some people believe that there is a natural tension between government power and individual freedom. Today, is there too much government power and too little individual freedom, too much individual freedom and too little government power, or is the balance about right?


8* Are you personally dependent upon government financial aid?


9* Are there too many Americans dependent on the government for financial aid or not enough? Or is the level of dependency about right?


NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence