SOURCE: BIGresearch(R)


May 18, 2010 10:08 ET

American Pulse™: Half Concerned That Greek Debt Crisis & Embattled Euro May Trigger More Financial Problems for U.S.

45% of Registered Voters Want Healthcare Reform Repealed

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) -  55.8% of Americans are somewhat/very concerned that the financial problems in Greece and the instability with the Euro will trigger more financial fallout for America, according to the latest American Pulse™ survey of 5,130 Americans. 16.8% aren't very concerned or not at all concerned (27.4% are neutral).

Anxiety over global markets and their effect on the U.S. market can't be good for candidates seeking re-election come November because Americans appear to have little-to-no confidence regarding the current government's economic policies.

How confident are you that the government's economic policies will... 

  Registered Registered Registered Registered
  Voters Republicans Democrats Independents
Help lower unemployment?        
Confident/Very Confident 30.0% 9.4% 52.6% 27.5%
Little-to-no Confidence 70.0% 90.6% 47.4% 72.5%
Get the economy back on track?        
Confident/Very Confident 32.4% 11.1% 56.0% 29.4%
Little-to-no Confidence 67.6% 88.9% 44.0% 70.6%

Source: American Pulse™, May-2010

Complimentary report:

Another issue that is sure to be fiercely contested this fall is healthcare reform and if 44.7% of registered voters get their way, it will be repealed. Interestingly, 20.4% of Democrats support revoking the law.

Do you think the healthcare reform should be repealed?

  Registered Registered Registered Registered
  Voters Republicans Democrats Independents 
Yes 44.7% 78.5% 20.4% 44.2%
No 34.0% 9.8% 55.8% 34.5%
I don't know 21.3% 11.7% 23.8% 21.3%

Source: American Pulse™, May-2010

Further, 59.9% of registered voters believe Americans should get their healthcare from their employer, versus 20% who say they should get it from the government.

Other key findings (Adults 18+):

  • 43.8% say judicial experience is important for Supreme Court Justices to have... 34.8% think not and that diverse legal backgrounds are good for the Court.
  • 40.1% say the Obama Administration isn't doing enough to protect Americans from terrorist attacks; 29.2% say it is.
  • 42.8% say the Administration didn't act soon enough regarding the Gulf Coast oil spill; 22.8% say it did.

About American Pulse™
The American Pulse™ Survey is collected online by BIGresearch® twice a month exclusively utilizing Survey Sampling International's (SSI) U.S. panel covering topics such as politics, pop culture and the economy. Over 5,000 respondents participate, providing greater insights and accuracy of +/- 1%.

About Survey Sampling International (SSI)
Survey Sampling International is the premier global provider of sampling solutions for survey research. SSI offers access to more than 6 million consumer and business-to-business research respondents in 54 countries via Internet, telephone, and mobile. Additional client services include custom profiling, survey programming and hosting, data processing, sampling consulting, and survey optimization. SSI serves more than 1,800 marketing research clients, including nearly three-quarters of the top researchers worldwide. Founded in 1977, SSI has an international staff of 400 people representing 50 countries and 36 languages. The company is based in Shelton, CT with 14 additional offices worldwide.

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