Pew Research CenterFebruary 23, 2012

Auto Bailout Now Backed, Stimulus Divisive

Public support for government loans to major U.S. automakers has increased sharply since 2009. Opinions are far less positive, however, about two other major initiatives to bolster the economy – the 2008 bank bailout and the 2009 stimulus plan. Americans also are of two minds when it comes to government regulation of business. While […]

Pew Research CenterDecember 11, 2008

Section 3: The Government and the Economy

The public broadly favors the government substantially increasing funding for roads, bridges and other public works projects. However, other government efforts to deal with the struggling economy – including the program already enacted to help secure financial institutions and markets – are much more controversial. Fully 70% believe it is the right thing for the […]