64% Think Too Many Are Dependent on Government Aid

RasmussenSince Rasmussen reported this late last week and not today we know it’s not an April Fools joke. But if you combine these numbers with last November’s election you surely arrive at one that’s not funny, but actually typical.

Americans continue to believe that too many of their fellow citizens are financially dependent on the government, but they’re less critical of programs to help the poor.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 64% of American Adults think there are too many Americans dependent on the government for financial aid. Only eight percent (8%) believe not enough Americans are dependent on this aid, while 17% feel the level of dependency is about right. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure.

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