The Postal Service is seeking permission to curtail delivery from six to five days, in order to cut costs. The proposed five-day delivery plan cannot be implemented unless Congress first allows it.
Last month, Rasmussen Reports conducted a national telephone survey of 1,000 adults.
One of the questions was: “The United States Postal Service now delivers mail six days a week but is hoping to cut back to five days a week as a way to reduce its budget losses. Do you favor or oppose the Postal Service’s plan to cut mail delivery to five days a week.
The survey revealed that 14 percent of respondents were undecided about cutting mail delivery to five days a week. Respondents wanting to keep Saturday delivery weighed in at 34 percent.
The majority of respondents, 52 percent, favored the move from six to five days. But the desire for six-day delivery has cooled. A poll last March showed 58 percent wanted five-day delivery.
Only 31 percent of people wanted to privatize the Postal Service. The poll also concluded that 77 percent of respondents thought there would be a need for a Postal Service in 10 years.
The survey is found here. What do you think about the results? Comment here.