39% Think Federal Aid to Oklahoma Tornado Victims Should Be Offset With Budget Cuts
Very few Americans think the federal government gives too much financial help to victims of disasters like this week’s Oklahoma tornado, but they’re evenly divided when asked if the government should make cuts elsewhere in the federal budget to offset this aid.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 11% of American Adults believe the federal government provides too much financial aid to the victims of major disasters, while 35% think the level of aid is not enough. Just as many (36%) feel the government gives about the right amount of financial aid to these victims. Nineteen percent (19%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on May 22-23, 2013 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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