Monday, December 23, 2019
The impeachment of President Trump by House Democrats has highlighted the complexities of our government, but most continue to believe that Americans don’t know how their government works. They still seem to have a handle on the basics of impeachment, though.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 23% of Likely U.S. Voters think most Americans understand how their government operates. Sixty-nine percent (69%) disagree and say most do not understand. That compares to 15% and 73% respectively just over a year ago when Rasmussen Reports first asked this question. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted December 16-17, 2019 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.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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