Friday, August 19, 2011

75% Favor Big Cuts in Mail Delivery Rather Than Give More Money to Postal Service

75% Favor Big Cuts in Mail Delivery Rather Than Give More Money to Postal Service:

Americans would rather see the U.S. Postal Service dramatically cut its workforce and reduce mail delivery to three or four days a week than have the government pour more money into the financially struggling agency.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 50% of American Adults believe the federal government should allow the Postal Service to lay off the estimated 120,000 workers it needs to reduce its current losses rather than provide the agency with additional subsidies to cover those losses. Thirty-three percent (33%) think the government should provide subsidies to cover the agency’s losses, estimated at $8 billion last year. Another 17% are undecided what's best. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Even more Americans (75%) would rather see the USPS cut back mail delivery in some parts of the country to three or four days a week rather than for the government to cover those losses. Only 17% would rather see the government provide more subsidies instead of cutting back delivery.

Support for reduced service is up from late July 2009, when 50% favored cutting back mail delivery over government subsidies for the agency. But at that time, the question did not specify how many days of service were to be cut.

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