Questions - Light Bulb Ban - January 2-3, 2013
60% Still Oppose Government's Light Bulb Ban
72% Say Their Light Bulbs Are None of the Feds’ Business
National Survey of 1,000 Adults
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about changes in the manufacturing of light bulbs?
2* While effectively banning the sale of traditional light bulbs, a new law will allow only more expensive light bulbs that are expected to last longer and be more energy efficient. Should the sale of traditional light bulbs be banned?
3* The Energy Department says that the new light bulbs will cost more up front but save money in the long run. How likely is it that the new light bulbs will save money in the long run?
4* Is it the government’s job to tell Americans what kind of light bulb to use?
5* Suppose the new light bulbs don’t work so well and end up costing more money in the long run. How likely is it that the government will then allow the sale of traditional light bulbs?
6* Will the new fluorescent or halogen bulbs be good for the environment, bad for the environment or will it they have no impact on the environment?
7* Have you or anyone you know bought large quantities of traditional bulbs to use once they are no longer available in stores?
8* Are you buying the new energy efficient bulbs because you want to or because traditional light bulbs are no longer available?
9* Who would do a better job of providing quality products for consumers-- government planners and managers or companies hoping to make a profit?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.