Americans View Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Unfavorably
Majority Think Government Should Help Only Those Who Can Afford Their Mortgages
50% Say Government Puts Wall Street Ahead of Main Street
National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted January 14-15, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed news reports about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?
2* Who benefited more from the
government bailouts of the financial industry – Wall Street or the average
3* Did most of the bailout money go to the people who created the economic crisis?
4* Is the federal government more concerned with making Wall Street firms profitable or making sure the U.S. financial system works well for all Americans?
5* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression of Fannie Mae?
6* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression of Freddie Mac?
7* Does the federal government own Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?
8* Do Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac make money or do they require ongoing federal subsidies to stay in business?
9* The federal government guarantees mortgages for low-income
homeowners, including some who could not qualify for a mortgage without
the government backing. Should the federal government be primarily concerned with making it possible for more people to own a home or should it be primarily concerned that the only people who can get a mortgage are those that can afford to pay it back?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence