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Questions - True/False Statements - February 4-5, 2011

43% Say Government Policy Mistakes Created Great Depression of 1930s, 26% Disagree
Just 45% Know That U.S. Has World’s Biggest Economy
60% Recognize That Government Spending Has Increased Every Year Since 1954
Just Over Half Aware U.S. Spends Six Times as Much on Defense As Any Other Nation
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted February 4-5, 2011

By Rasmussen Reports


1* I am going to read you a short list of statements. Please let me know if each statement is true or false.


First, the United States spends six times more than any other nation in the world on Defense.


2* Okay…Total government spending in America has increased in every single year since 1954.


3* Next….The United States has the biggest economy in the world


4* After the 1929 stock market crash, the country entered a recession. However, it was government policy mistakes that changed a normal recession into the Great Depression.


5* Last one….Most Americans own stocks, bonds, or mutual funds.


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