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Toplines - Benchmarks - December 10-11, 2009

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
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 United States to do what our allies want more often or would it be better for our allies to do what the United States wants more often?

8% The U.S. should do what allies want

62% Allies should do what the U.S. wants

26% Neither

4% Not sure

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