Officials say Bush's inauguration ceremonies next week will cost about 40 million dollars, nearly all of it coming from private donations. Some people say that because the country is at war, it would be better to have a smaller and more subdued inauguration. Others favor continuing the country?s tradition of large inaugural celebrations. Which of these views comes closer to your own?
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  Dem.Rep.Ind.All
Better to have smaller, more subdued inauguration 81% 46% 68% 66%
Continue tradition of large inaugural celebrations 18% 52% 30% 32%
DK/No opinion 1% 2% 3% 2%

Source: A Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted by telephone January 12 - 16, 2005 among 1,007 randomly selected adults nationwide. Margin of sampling error for overall results is plus or minus three percentage points. Fieldwork by TNS of Horsham, PA.
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