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Voters See Economic Sanctions As An Effective Response

As Congress mulls slapping additional economic sanctions on America’s foes, voters tend to agree that sanctions work and make this country safer.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters believe, generally speaking, that economic sanctions against a country are an effective way to make it change policies that the United States does not approve of. Only 22% disagree, but a sizable 26% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 24-25, 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 Likely Voters was conducted on July 24-25, 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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