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19% Say Bad Economy is Making Them Use Credit Cards More

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Most Americans think their fellow countrymen use their credit cards too much, but one-in-five say the bad economy makes them do it.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 75% of Adults agree that most Americans need to cut back on credit card use and other borrowing, although that's down 12 points from 87% who felt that way in April 2009. Just seven percent (7%) disagree, while 18% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)  

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This survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on November 26, 2013 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

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