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Americans Don't Give Infrastructure High Marks, But Don't Want to Pay to Fix It

President Trump said the Amtrak crash in Washington state yesterday illustrates his argument for a massive overhaul of U.S. infrastructure, a plan he intends to submit soon. But while Americans don’t think too highly of infrastructure where they live, they don’t want to pay anything to upgrade it.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 33% of American Adults rate the safety of roads, bridges, dams, tunnels and the like in the area where they live as good or excellent. Nineteen percent (19%) rate the infrastructure safety in their area poorly. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on December 14 & 17, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on December 14 & 17, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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