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Questions - Social Security - April 15-16, 2015

50% Think Savings from Social Security Changes Will Just Go To New Spending
Voters Worry About Plan to Trim Social Security Benefits for the Wealthy
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted April 15-16, 2015
By Rasmussen Reports


1* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of social security?


2* Should Americans be able to opt out of the Social Security system?


3* Do you favor raising the retirement eligibility age for Social Security from 67 to 69 providing it does not affect those currently receiving these benefits or seniors approaching retirement?


4* A proposal has been made to reduce Social Security payments for those with non-Social Security income of over $80,000 per year and eliminate them entirely for those who have $200,000 a year of other income. Do you favor or oppose such a proposal?


5* How concerned are you that a plan to lower or eliminate Social Security payments to wealthier Americans may later be extended to include those who earn less?


6* Are Social Security taxes paid into a Trust Fund that can legally be used only for paying Social Security benefits, or does the government have the right to spend Social Security taxes any way it wants?


7* If Congress and the President agree to lower or eliminate Social Security payments to wealthier Americans, will the money saved be used to make Social Security more solvent, or will they find other ways to spend it?


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