Questions - Auto Industry - September 25-26, 2011
51% Still Say Bailouts of GM and Chrysler Were A Bad Idea
Ford Enjoys Best Public Perception Among Big Three Auto Companies
National Survey of
Conducted September 25-26, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of [car company]?
2* Looking back, was it a good idea or a bad idea for the federal government to provide bailout funding for General Motors and Chrysler?
3* Generally speaking, would it have been better for the automobile business in the long-term if one of the big three went out of business?
4* Ford did not take any bailout funding from the government. Does this make you more or less likely to buy a car from Ford?
5* Have you, anyone in your family or any of your friends bought a car from Ford recently because it did not take a government bailout?
6* General Motors received a bailout from the government and then was taken over by the federal government. Does the fact that General Motors took a bailout make you more likely or less likely to buy a General Motors car?
7* Has the bailout and government takeover of General Motors caused you or anyone you know to avoid buying a General Motors car?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence