Spending on Pensions

Survey Items

Now I am going to mention various items of public expenditure. Could you please tell me if you believe that in your country it would be better to spend more or less on each of them: Pensions? 0 = spend less, 1 = spend more

Here are some more questions about [Federal/National] spending. If you had a say in making up the [Federal/National] budget this year, for which of the following programs would you like to see spending increased and for which would you like to see spending decreased? Should [Federal/National] spending on care for the elderly be increased, decreased, or kept about the same? 0 = decreased, 1 = same, 2 = increased

What do you think of the amount of government spending in the following areas? Social security and pensions. 0 = too much, 1 = about right, 2 = too little

And now government spending. Should the [Federal/National] government spend more, less, or about the same as now on the following areas? Pensions and old age security 0 = less, 1 = same as now, 2 = more

Variable merged from multiple answers. Here is a list of some items of government spending. Which of them, if any, would be your top priority for less government spending? And which would be your second priority? And which of them, if any, would be your top priority for more government spending? And which would be your second priority? Aged Pensions 0 = less spending, 1 = slightly less spending, 2 = slightly more spending, 3 = more spending

Listed below are various areas of government spending. Please show whether you would like to see more or less government spending in each area. Please bear in mind that more spending may require a tax increase. (Alternative: Remember that if you say much more, it might require a tax increase to pay for it): Old age pensions. 0 = spend much less, 1 = spend less, 2 = spend the same, 3 = spend more, 4 = spend much more

Would you like to see more, the same or less government spending on old age pensions? 0 = spend much less, 1 = spend less, 2 = spend the same as now, 3 = spend more, 4 = spend much more

For the next questions, 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 old-age pensions, should there be much more than now, somewhat more than now, the same as now, somewhat less than now, or much less 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

For the next questions, 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 elderly, 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

There is much talk about various areas of government spending. Please tell me whether you would like to see much more, more, the same as now, less, or much less government spending in each area. Keep in mind that much more spending could also involve higher taxes! Old age pensions. 0 = much less, 1 = less, 2 = same as now, 3 = more, 4 = much more

For the next questions, please say whether you would like to see more or less government spending 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 government services. Old age pensions. 0 = much less, 1 = less, 2 = same as now, 3 = more, 4 = much more

We are faced with many problems in this country, 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 we’re spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. First, retirement benefits. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on retirement benefits? 0 = spend much less, 1 = spend less, 2 = spend same as now, 3 = spend more, 4 = spend much more

I now wanted to know if you would like the state to spend more or less on spending in various areas. Remember that if you say more it can mean an increase in taxes, and if you say less it can mean a reduction in public services. Do you think that the state should spend much more, more, the same, less or much less than it now spends on old age pensions? 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