32% Think 100,000 Cut in Federal Workforce Would Help Economy
Even though most Americans have consistently said government workers have it easier and get paid more than those in the private sector, a plurality wouldn’t want them to lose their jobs.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 32% of American Adults think it would be good for the economy if the federal government lays off 100,000 workers. Forty-seven percent (47%) say a layoff like that would be bad for the economy, while another 10% feel it would have no impact. Ten percent (10%) more are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on June 12-13, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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