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Questions - U.S. Postal Service - August 12-13, 2011

75% Favor Big Cuts in Mail Delivery Rather Than Give More Money to Postal Service
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted August 12-13, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports



1* How closely have you followed recent stories about the US postal service?



2* The US Postal Service lost about $8 billion last year and wants to lay off about 120,000 workers over the next few years. Congressional approval is required for any such changes. Should the federal government provide subsidies to cover the postal service’s losses or should it allow the postal service to lay off 120,000 postal workers?



3* Postal Service employees are covered by a federal employees benefits health insurance and retirement benefits program. The Postal Service wants to withdraw from the federal benefits plan, run its own program, and offer its employees fewer benefits. If it means providing employees with lower benefits, should the Postal Service be allowed to run its own benefits program?



4* One way to reduce the Postal Service losses would be to reduce mail delivery in some parts of the country to just three or four days a week.  If you had a choice, would you rather see the federal government cover the cost of Postal Service losses or cut back mail services in some parts of the country to three or four days a week?



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