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Americans don't know enough about sequester to have opinion on it

May 2, 2013 at 4:46 PM   |   Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., May 2 (UPI) -- A majority of Americans do not know enough about the sequester to make an informed decision on whether or not it is good for their country, a Gallup poll found.

The poll, conducted April 29-30, found that 52 percent of respondents said they don't know enough about the massive budget cuts made throughout the U.S. government, known as the sequester, to give an informed opinion about whether it is good or bad for the country, Gallup reported.

About 62 percent of respondents said they didn't know enough to say whether or not the sequestration had an effect on themselves personally.

Meanwhile, 17 percent of respondents said they believe the sequester is a good thing and 30 percent said they believe it is a bad thing.

Gallup interviewed 1,025 adults, aged 18 and older, nationwide. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percent.

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