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2005 Congressional Survey Results

September 15, 2005
Press Release

Constituents Answer Price's Questions

Washington, D.C. - US Rep. David Price (NC-04) has released the results of his 2005 Congressional survey. Price had distributed the survey to constituents last month via email and snail mail newsletters. While the survey itself is not scientific, Price values this input from his consituents, and he encourages people to keep in touch on the issues that matter to them.

SURVEY RESULTS

Do you favor President Bush's plan to partially privatize Social Security?

Yes -- 27 %

No -- 72 %

Looking back, do you think Congress did the right thing when it gave the President open-ended authority to invade Iraq?

Yes -- 28 %

No -- 71 %

Which statement best expresses your present view on military operations in Iraq?

"The US should simply stick to its present course." -- 19 %

"The US needs a more serious plan for moving Iraq to self-defense and self-rule." -- 52 %

"The US should set a fixed timetable for withdrawal." -- 28 %

What is the most pressing moral issue facing our country?

A. abortion -- 6 %

B. health care -- 25 %

C. civil rights -- 5 %

D. gay marriage -- 4 %

E. inequality and poverty -- 16 %

F. sex and violence in our culture -- 9 %

G. war and foreign policy --19 %

H. other -- 14 %

President Bush's tax cuts for people making over $250,000/year are set to expire. What should Congress do?

Make the tax cuts permanent -- 20 %

Use the money to reduce the federal deficit/debt -- 38 %

Use the money to invest in education, transportation, housing, and/or health care -- 41 %

Should the US be doing the same, more, or less to address global warming?

More –- 72 %

Less –- 10 %

Same -- 16 %