Mini Poll: Make Your Own Budget. But Only Cuts Or Increases.


Do you favor increasing or cutting federal spending in the following areas?


Foreign aid

Increase:
 12%
Cut:
 88%
 

Funding for the arts and science

Increase:
 48%
Cut:
 52%
 

Aid to farmers

Increase:
 26%
Cut:
 74%
 

Community policing

Increase:
 59%
Cut:
 41%

City Residents Only

Increase:
 59%
Cut:
 41%

Non-City Residents Only

Increase:
 60%
Cut:
 40%
 

Homeland security

Increase:
 38%
Cut:
 62%
 

Military and national defense

Increase:
 27%
Cut:
 73%
 

Anti-poverty programs

Increase:
 47%
Cut:
 53%
 

Medicare

Increase:
 66%
Cut:
 34%
 

Community Development Block Grants

Increase:
 37%
Cut:
 63%

City Residents Only

Increase:
 39%
Cut:
 61%

Non-City Residents Only

Increase:
 33%
Cut:
 67%
 

Social Security

Increase:
 59%
Cut:
 41%
 

Education

Increase:
 64%
Cut:
 36%
 

 


Do you favor increasing or cutting spending by the State of Missouri in the following areas?


Public employee pensions

Increase:
 34%
Cut:
 66%

Gov't Family Member

Increase:
 50%
Cut:
 50%

No Gov't Family Member

Increase:
 28%
Cut:
 72%
 

Healthcare

Increase:
 63%
Cut:
 37%
 

Education

Increase:
 66%
Cut:
 34%

City Residents Only

Increase:
 67%
Cut:
 33%

Non-City Residents Only

Increase:
 64%
Cut:
 36%
 

Operation of the General Assembly

Increase:
 2%
Cut:
 98%

Gov't Family Member

Increase:
 4%
Cut:
 96%

No Gov't Family Member

Increase:
 2%
Cut:
 98%
 

Historic tax credits

Increase:
 27%
Cut:
 73%

City Residents Only

Increase:
 29%
Cut:
 71%

Non-City Residents Only

Increase:
 24%
Cut:
 76%
 

Jobs creation/economic development

Increase:
 65%
Cut:
 35%
 

Welfare

Increase
 26%
Cut:
 74%
 

Transportation

Increase:
 59%
Cut:
 41%
 

 


Do you favor increasing or cutting spending by the City of St. Louis in the following areas?


Public employee pensions

Increase:
 39%
Cut:
 61%

Gov't Family Member

Increase:
 56%
Cut:
 44%

No Gov't Family Member

Increase:
 32%
Cut:
 68%
 

Public safety

Increase:
 81%
Cut:
 19%
 

Operation of the Board of Aldermen

Increase:
 3%
Cut:
 97%

Gov't Family Member

Increase:
 4%
Cut:
 96%

No Gov't Family Member

Increase:
 3%
Cut:
 97%
 

Parks, recreation, forestry

Increase:
 50%
Cut:
 50%
 

Courts

Increase:
 26%
Cut:
 74%
 

Streets

Increase:
 67%
Cut:
 33%
 

Alley, sidewalk repairs

Increase:
 56%
Cut:
 44%

City Residents Only

Increase:
 55%
Cut:
 45%

Non-City Residents Only

Increase:
 58%
Cut:
 42%
 

Capital improvements

Increase:
 46%
Cut:
 54%
 

The City's "county" offices

Increase:
 6%
Cut:
 94%

Gov't Family Member

Increase:
 10%
Cut:
 90%

No Gov't Family Member

Increase:
 5%
Cut:
 95%
 

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.