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Questions - Severe Weather - May 10-11, 2011

51% Blame Extreme Weather on Long-Term Planetary Trends, 19% Blame Human Activity
50% Give Government Positive Marks for Response to Weather Disasters
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted May 10-11, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports



1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about the severe weather in the South and Midwest?


2* How would you rate the government’s response to weather-related disasters in that part of the country…excellent, good, fair or poor?


3* Is the media paying too much attention to these weather problems, too little attention to them or is the media coverage about right?


4* Is the weather worse this year in your area than it has been in recent years?


5* Have you or any member of your family been impacted by the severe weather?


6* What is the primary cause of the recent severe weather: human activity or long term planetary trends?


7* Have you or will you contribute money or make some other kind of donation to help those impacted by the bad weather?


8* Will the recent severe weather problems help the economy, hurt the economy or have no impact on the economy?


9* Generally speaking, who should bear most of the financial responsibility for areas affected by weather related disasters… the federal government, local agencies, or the individuals themselves?


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