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Questions - Congressional Pay - April 7-8, 2014

63% Think Members of Congress Are Overpaid
Just 16% Think Most in Congress Pay All Their Taxes
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted April 7-8, 2014
By Rasmussen Reports

1* U.S. senators and members of the House of Representatives now receive a salary of $174,000 a year. Is that too much, too little or about right?


2* Would better people run for Congress if the pay was better?


3* Do most people run for Congress for the salary, for the power or because they want to serve the public?


4* Should members of Congress take a 25% pay cut until the federal budget is balanced?


NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence