PEW – In Deficit Debate, Public Resists Cuts in Entitlements and Aid to Poor


The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted Dec. 3-8 among 2,001 adults, finds majorities say it is more important to maintain spending on Social Security and Medicare and programs to help the poor than to take steps to reduce the budget deficit. Nearly seven-in-ten (69%) say it is more important to maintain current Social Security and Medicare benefits than to reduce the deficit, while 59% prioritize keeping current levels of spending for programs that help the poor and needy over deficit reduction.

See more – via In Deficit Debate, Public Resists Cuts in Entitlements and Aid to Poor | Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.

 Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank. As a neutral source of data and analysis, Pew Research does not take policy positions.


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