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Is the national unemployment rate as reported by the government currently closer to 4%, 7%, 12% or 17%? (Source: Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Poll, Jun, 2017)


37%
4% (Correct)

20%
7%

20%
12%

12%
17%

12%
Don't know/Refused

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Survey by Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. Methodology: Conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International, June 22 - June 25, 2017 and based on 1,002 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. 500 respondents were interviewed on a landline telephone, and 502 were interviewed on a cell phone, including 329 who had no landline telephone. [USPSRA.072517.R11] (View Citation)

Topics: ECONOMICS GOVERNMENT INFORMATION





(Currently the federal government reports that the unemployment rate, that is, the percentage of people looking for work who are unable to find a job, is 4.9%. Are you confident or not confident that this number is correct?) (If Not confident, ask:) Do you think the unemployment rate is higher or lower than what the government currently reports? (Source: Politico/Harvard Public Health Poll, Aug, 2016)


Subpopulation/Note: Asked of Form A half sample.
34%
Confident that the number the federal government reports is correct

54%
Unemployment rate is higher than what the government currently reports

7%
Unemployment rate is lower than what the government currently reports

5%
Don't know/Refused

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Survey by Politico, Harvard School of Public Health. Methodology: Conducted by Social Science Research Solutions, August 31 - September 4, 2016 and based on 1,492 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. The interviews were conducted by landline and cell phones [USSSRS.092416P.R07] (View Citation)

Topics: GOVERNMENT ECONOMICS CONFIDENCE





How (can the unemployment problem be solved)? (part two of two, balance of responses in QKT07B) (Source: Gallup Poll (AIPO), Feb, 1940)


Subpopulation/Note: See note. Asked of those who think the unemployment problems can be solved. Adds to more than 100% due to rounding. * = less than .5 percent
*
Higher tariff on imports

*
By encouraging small businesses

*
Honest banking system

*
More exports

*
Enlarge unemployment compensation

*
Recognition of labor unions

*
Do away with monopolies and regimentation

*
Through colonization e.g. Alaska

*
Like Russia did

*
Slum clearance--create jobs

*
Should tax machinery--should not compete with labor

*
Buy America

*
Stabilize manufacturing

*
Having State law correspond with Federal law

*
By reducing hours and pay of present employed

1%
Keep Roosevelt in there a while longer--continue Roosevelt's policies

*
Making a law that no donations can be made to foreign countries

*
Discourage the use of tax money for improvements and machinery

*
If war debts were paid up that would end it

*
If war keeps on

*
By keeping Socialists out of power

*
Deporting J.L. Lewis and taking Communism out of CIO (Congress of Industrial Organizations)

*
Cut down profits of manufacturer

*
Stricter supervision of WPA (Works Progress Authority)

*
Compulsory military service

*
Changes in Social Security

*
Get the heads of unions together

*
Tax the big industries, the wealthy, etc.

*
Get labor unions together--stop quarreling among themselves

*
Take some of the power away from capitalists

*
Abolish child labor

*
By permitting one member of the family to work

6%
Other

20%
No answer

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Methodology: Conducted by Gallup Organization, February 22 - February 27, 1940 and based on 1,500 personal interviews. Sample: National adult. Sample size is approximate. [USGALLUP.185.QKT07B1] (View Citation)

Topics: ECONOMICS

Dataset: USAIPO1940-0185







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