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Questions - Europe Economy - June 22-23, 2012

New Low: 46% Think U.S. Economy Can Recover If Europe Remains Troubled
77% Oppose More U.S. Help to Bail Out Europe
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted June 22-23, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about the European economy?

2* Is the economic situation in Europe getting better or worse?

3* How likely is it that one of the economically troubled European countries like Greece, Ireland, Portugal or Spain will default on its debt in the next five years?

4* How likely is it that the U.S. government will default on its debt in the next five years?

5* If the European economy remains troubled, is it possible for the U.S. economy to recover?

6* Which has been a bigger factor in creating the current problems with the U.S. economy - the debt crisis and other problems in Europe or the economic policies of the U.S. government?

7* Which would do more to improve the economic and financial situation in Europe – more government spending or cuts in government spending?

8* Should the United States take a bigger role in helping Europe recover economically?

9* Which would be better for the world economy—for the United States to become more like Europe or for Europe to become more like the United States?


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