Most Don’t Believe Infrastructure Maintenance Is a Federal Responsibility
President Biden is reportedly contemplating “major infrastructure investment” as part of his legislative agenda, but most Americans don’t think that’s a job for the federal government.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 28% of American Adults believe maintenance and repair of infrastructure is primarily a federal responsibility. Forty-seven percent (47%) say state governments should be primarily responsible for infrastructure maintenance and repair, while 7% say it’s primarily a job for local governments and 18% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 16-17, 2021 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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