Even as both presidential candidates urge Americans to undertake more public service, over half of U.S. voters reject the idea that such duty is better than working in the private sector, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Only one out of six voters view work for the government as a higher calling.
In the early summer days of 1776, a group of men gathered in Philadelphia to craft a document that has become one of history’s great declarations of liberty. In an time and place where challenging the King was considered treason, the Continental Congress declared that the King had no right to claim authority over them.
Three out of five Americans think the U.S. Constitution is fine as is, but 39% fear it doesn't place enough restrictions on the government, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
Sixty-five percent (65%) of voters say that the federal government should get “actively involved in efforts to reduce the price of gas and oil.” The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey also found that 58% believe the most effective way for the government to get involved is to provide financial incentives that will encourage private companies to find solutions.
Fifty-five percent (55%) of American adults say that just about anyone who really wants to work can find a job in the United States. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 31% disagree.
Over half of U.S. voters think the North American Free Trade Agreement needs to be renegotiated even as Republican presidential candidate John McCain prepares for a speech Friday in which he will hammer Barack Obama for saying the same thing.
Voters appear satisfied that a proper balance has been struck between individual rights and national security as Congress finally agrees on an overhaul of federal wiretapping legislation, according to a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey.
The overwhelming majority of Americans strongly guard their right to free speech (88%). But, a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey found that just over half (53%) say the United States should refrain from banning so-called “hate speech.”
Thirty-seven percent (37%) of voters nationwide believe that African-Americans face more discrimination than women. A national telephone survey by Rasmussen Reports found that 27% disagree and say that women face more discrimination. Thirty-five percent (35%) are not sure.
Most Americans might have a difficult time sorting through the nuances of the Congressional debate over the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, but they are a bit more likely to trust Democrats in Congress than President Bush on the topic.
Given four choices as to the size of the federal budget presented by the President last week, 39% of American voters did not offer any answer, 36% guessed wrong, and just 24% knew the answer--$3.1 trillion dollars.
The issue of torture has again jumped to the fore with the revelation that in 2005 the Central Intelligence Agency destroyed videotapes of interrogations of terrorism suspects, some three years after the interrogations were conducted.