Questions - Congressional Pay - April 7-8, 2014
63% Think Members of Congress Are Overpaid
Just 16% Think Most in Congress Pay All Their Taxes
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