Spending on Unemployment

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: Insurance against unemployment? 0 = spend less, 1 = spend more

If you had a say in making up the [Federal/National] budget this year, which programs would you like to see increased and which reduced. Should [Federal/National] spending on government jobs for the unemployed be increased, decreased, or kept about the same? 0 = decreased, 1 = same, 2 = increased

Next, I am going to read you a list of [Federal/National] programs. For each one, I would like you to tell me whether you would like to see spending increased or decreased. If you had a say in making up the [Federal/National] budget this year, which of the following programs would you like to see spending increased and for which would you like to see spending decreased? Unemployment insurance? 0 = decreased, 1 = kept the same, 2 = increased

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 unemployment compensation? 0 = too much, 1 = about right, 2 = too little

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 government assistance for the unemployed 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? Employment and unemployment measures. 0 = too much, 1 = about right, 2 = too little

Regarding each of the following, in your opinion, should the state spend more money, less money or to the same amount it spends now? Aid to the unemployed. 0 = spend less, 1 = the same amount, 2 = spend more

And now government spending. Should the [Federal/National] government spend more, less, or about the same as now on the following areas? Unemployment insurance. 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? Unemployment benefits. 0 = less spending, 1 = slightly less spending, 2 = slightly more spending, 3 = more sending

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): Unemployment benefits. 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 unemployment benefits? 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 unemployment benefits, 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

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! Unemployment benefits. 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. Support for the unemployed. 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, unemployment benefits. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on unemployment 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 unemployment benefits? 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