Friday, July 08, 2011

Poll Watch: CBS News Survey on the Space Shuttle Program

CBS News Survey on the Space Shuttle Program

As you may know, the U.S. space shuttle program is scheduled to launch its final mission in July 2011. Given the costs and risks involved in space exploration, do you think the Space Shuttle program has been a worthwhile program, or not?
  • Yes 63%
  • No 31%
How do you feel about the U.S. space shuttle program coming to an end – are you pleased, disappointed, or don’t you care much one way or the other?
  • Pleased 16%
  • Disappointed 48%
  • Don't care 33%
Among Men
  • Pleased 14%
  • Disappointed 54%
  • Don't care 30%
Among Women
  • Pleased 19%
  • Disappointed 43%
  • Don't care 35%
Since the moon landing more than forty years ago, do you think the U.S. space program has accomplished more than you expected, less than you expected, or about what you expected it to accomplish by now?
  • More 23%
  • Less 36%
  • About expected 35%
Survey of 1,045 adults nationwide was conducted June 17-20, 2011. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points.

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