70% Think Banks Should Loan Only To Those Best Able To Repay
23% Confident Policymakers Know What They’re Doing About The Economy
Most Say They Don't Overuse Their Credit Cards But Think Others Do
National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted July 1-2, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports
1* When it comes to addressing the nation’s current economic problems, how confident are you that U.S. policy makers know what they’re doing?
2* Which is the bigger problem for the economy—that there is not enough credit available or that Americans borrow too much money?
3* Which is the bigger problem—that some people cannot get the loans and credit they need or that some people are able to get loans they cannot afford to pay back?
4* Do most Americans need to cut back on how much they use credit cards and other borrowing?
5* Do you personally need to cut back on how much you use credit cards and other borrowing?
6* In the current economic environment, should banks be encouraged to lend money more freely so that credit is available or should banks be encouraged to lend money only to those best able to repay the loans?
7* Generally speaking, when it comes to important national issues, whose judgment do you trust more—the American people or America’s political leaders?
8* Some people believe that the federal government has become a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests. What do you think? Has the federal government become a special interest group?
9* Do government and big business often work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence