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Did the 2013 federal government shutdown hurt the economy?

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Economic Effects of Government Shutdown Poll Results

Yes

15,821 votes

60%

No

10,394 votes

40%

Distribution of answers submitted by America.

2 Yes answers
2 No answers
0 overlapping answers

Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Oct 23, 2013. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.

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Data based on 30-day moving average to reduce daily variance from traffic sources. Totals may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.

Data based on 30-day moving average to reduce daily variance from traffic sources. Totals may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.

Learn more about Economic Effects of Government Shutdown

The U.S. federal economy shutdown (October 1st-16th, 2013) occurred after Congress did not pass legislation appropriating funds for fiscal year 2014. 800,000 federal employees were furloughed without pay while an additional 1.3 million were required to report to work without knowing when they would be paid. This cost the economy $217 million per day in federal wages and an additional $225 million per day were lost do to National Park closures and tourism spending.  See recent government shutdown news

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