U.S. PoliticsFebruary 10, 2011

Rethinking Budget Cutting

Views about federal spending are beginning to change. Americans no longer call for more spending on many popular programs. Still, support for cutting spending remains limited, though in a few cases it has risen noticeably. The public remains reluctant either to cut spending — or to raise taxes – to balance state budgets.

Pew Research CenterJune 28, 2010

Public Rejects Variety of Options for Fixing State Budgets

Most Americans say states should solve their own budget problems — but most also oppose cuts in education, public safety and other state programs.