Friday, December 24, 2010
Americans overwhelmingly agree that credit cards entice people into spending money they don't have, but most adults tend to think others need to cut back on their credit card usage more than they do personally.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 83% of Adults believe credit cards tempt people to buy things they cannot afford. Just eight percent (8%) disagree. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
These findings are basically unchanged from surveys over the previous two years.
The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on December 20-21, 2010 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.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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