Toplines - Benchmarks - December 10-11, 2009
National Survey of 1,000 Likely
Conducted December 10-11, 2009
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Some people say that American society is generally fair and decent. Others say it is basically unfair and discriminatory. Which do you believe is more accurate?
74% Fair and decent
17% Unfair and discriminatory
8% Not sure
2* When people move to American from other parts of the world, should they adopt America’s culture, language, and heritage or should they try to maintain the culture, language, and heritage of their own country.
78% Adopt America’s culture, language, and heritage
8% Maintain culture language, and heritage of home country
14% Not sure
3* Generally speaking, would you prefer a more active government with more services and higher taxes or a smaller government with fewer services and lower taxes?
22% More services and higher taxes
66% Fewer services and lower taxes
11% Not sure
4* When you think about our nation in the context of history, are America’s Best Days in the future or in the past?
36% Best days are in the future
47% Best days are in the past
17% Not sure
5* Many people think that the U.S. and its allies should
co-operate more. Would it be better for the
8% The U.S. should do what allies want
62% Allies should do what the U.S. wants
4% Not sure
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence