Q12: Blame high unemployment

Who or what do you think is most to blame for the current high unemployment rate in the U.S.?

ValueLabelUnweighted
Frequency
%
1 George W. Bush 1368.0%
2 Barack Obama 1277.5%
3 Wall Street 392.3%
4 Banks 814.8%
5 Consumers 120.7%
6 Recessions/bad economy 623.6%
7 Closing factories/companies 120.7%
8 Outsourcing 17510.3%
9 High business/corp taxes 160.9%
10 Stimulus hasn't worked 120.7%
11 Big business/execs 251.5%
12 Politicians/Congress 41224.2%
13 Corps too greedy 714.2%
14 Corps afraid to expand 352.1%
15 Mortgage crisis/housing market 211.2%
16 High income taxes 10.1%
17 Too much gov't regs 321.9%
18 Americans losing work ethic 191.1%
19 Republicans 774.5%
20 Democrats 150.9%
96 Everything 50.3%
97 Nothing 30.2%
98 Other 1096.4%
99 DK/NA 20712.1%
Total 1,704 100%

Based upon 1,704 valid cases out of 1,704 total cases.

Location: 54-55 (width: 2; decimal: 0)

Variable Type: numeric

Notes

Source: This variable was taken from: CBS News/New York Times National Poll, October #1, 2011.

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