78 percent of Americans say they weren't inconvenienced by government shutdown: survey
10/24/2013 11:59:00 AM
As politicians and cable news pundits spent the 16-day shutdown of the federal government describing the apocalyptic scenario of the shutdown, the vast majority of ordinary citizens weren't even phased by the fed being closed for business, according to a new survey.
The Washington Post/ABC News survey, released Tuesday, finds that 78-percent of those polled say they were not inconvenienced by the shutdown at all.
Of the 22-percent who said they were inconvenienced, 11-percent described their troubles as a 'minor inconvenience.'
The survey was conducted October 17 through the 20th - after the shutdown had come to an end.
The surveyors polled 1,002 adults, asking the question 'Were you personally inconvenienced by the partial shutdown of the federal government or not?'
If a respondent answered yes, they were asked the followup question of 'was it a major inconvenience or a minor inconvenience?'
Prior to the shutdown, the Associated Press explained how it would effect regular people, noting that it would have far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others.