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Questions - Purpose of Business - December 19-20, 2010

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted December 19-20, 2010

By Rasmussen Reports


1*  In an ideal world, is the primary purpose of a business to serve customers, to make money for owners, or to create jobs?

  2* In an ideal world, is the primary purpose of a government to protect individual rights and freedom, to manage the economy, or to insure fairness and social justice?


3*  Some corporations currently have a tremendous amount of cash on hand. When thinking of  how to use that cash, should the corporation’s primary objective be making more money for shareholders or to create jobs?


4* Suppose a corporation has a large amount of cash on hand. Should the government require the corporation to either spend the money creating jobs or pay a heavy tax?


5* Have the current policies of the federal government put the U.S. economy on the right



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