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Voters Don’t Trust Government With Their Tax Dollars

Though Congress and the president continue to introduce bills with increasingly more spending, most voters – including those who want a more hands-on government - don’t trust that taxpayer dollars are being spent wisely.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 10% of Likely U.S. Voters think the government spends taxpayers’ money wisely and carefully, while 81% think they do not. These attitudes have changed little since 2010. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on February 11-12, 2018. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on February 11-12, 2018. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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