31% Favor Getting Rid of the Penny

31% Favor Getting Rid of the Penny

31% Favor Getting Rid of the Penny

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Canada has decided to stop minting its one-cent value coin later this year, following the lead of countries like Great Britain, Brazil, Switzerland and Australia. Are the days of the U.S. copper penny numbered as well?

Nearly a third (31%) of American Adults favor a proposal for the United States to stop making pennies.  But a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% oppose such a proposal, while 19% more are not sure about it.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on April 9-10, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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