Spending on Disabilities

Survey Items

This country is faced with many problems, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I’m going to name some of these problems, and for each one I’d like you to tell me whether you think the [Federal/National] government is spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. How would you rate the amount of [Federal/National] spending on aid to the handicapped? 0 = too much, 1 = about right, 2 = too little

I’m now going to read out a number of different areas that government currently funds through taxes. Could you please say whether there should be more or less public expenditure in each area? Please bear in mind that if you say more it could require a tax increase, and if you say less it could require a reduction in those services. Should there be more or less public expenditure in support for people with disabilities? 0 = much less than now, 1 = somewhat less than now, 2 = same as now, 3 = somewhat more than now, 4 = much more than now

Listed below are various areas of government spending. Please show whether you would like to see more or less government spending in each area. If you want more spending, this is likely to mean that you will have to pay more taxes. If you want less spending, this is likely to make it possible to cut taxes: Benefits for disabled people. 0 = spend much less, 1 = spend less, 2 = spend the same as now, 3 = spend more, 4 = spend much more

Some people think that there should be more government spending on social security, while other people disagree. For each of the groups I read out please say whether you would like to see more or less government spending on them than now. Bear in mind that if you want more spending, this would probably mean that you would have to pay more taxes. If you want less spending, this would probably mean paying less taxes. Benefits for disabled people who cannot work. Would you like to see more or less government spending than now? 0 = spend much less, 1 = spend less, 2 = spend the same as now, 3 = spend more, 4 = spend much more

For the next question, please say whether there should be more or less public expenditure in each of the following areas. Remember if you say more it could require a tax increase, and if you say less it could require a reduction in those services. Thinking about public expenditure on cash transfers for the disabled, should there be much less than now, somewhat less than now, the same as now, somewhat more than now, or much more than now? 0 = much less than now, 1 = somewhat less than now, 2 = the same as now, 3 = somewhat more than now, 4 = much more than now