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Questions - Housing Proposal - August 10-11, 2013

74% Oppose Federal Plan to Make Neighborhoods More Diverse
56% Think Racism Not Chief Reason for Lack of Neighborhood Diversity
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted August 10-11, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports

1* Do you live in a racially or ethnically diverse neighborhood, or are most of your neighbors the same race or from the same ethnic background as you?

2* In deciding where you live now, how important was the racial or ethnic make-up of the neighborhood – very important, somewhat important, not very important or not at all important?


3* Generally speaking, how important is it for most neighborhoods in America to be racially or ethnically diverse – very important, somewhat important, not very important or not at all important?


4* Are most neighborhoods in this country that are not racially or ethnically diverse that way primarily because of racism?


5* Should the federal government do more to make sure most, if not all, neighborhoods in the United States are more racially or ethnically diverse?

6* Should the federal government play a role in deciding where people can live?

7* Do you agree or disagree that the postal ZIP code area a child grows up in is the chief factor in determining the life that person will live for the rest of his or her years?

8* Have government public housing programs been a success or failure in the United States or somewhere in between?


9* Have you or a member of your family ever lived in government public housing?

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