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27% Favor Cutting Size of U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

Most voters still view nuclear weapons as critical to the country’s safety, and just one-in-four agree with President Obama’s call for a reduction in the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

Seventy-seven percent (77%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal is at least somewhat important to the country’s national security, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Just 16% disagree. This includes 45% who view the arsenal as Very Important to national security, although that’s down from 57% in March of last year.  However, just three percent (3%) now consider America’s nuclear weapons as Not At All Important to the country’s safety. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 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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