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Plurality Believes Federal Deposit Insurance Limits Should Be Less than $250,000

Friday, March 22, 2013

The federal government provides deposit insurance for regulated banks up to a limit of $250,000 per account per bank.  Nine-out-of-ten American Adults (87%) support this federal policy. However, 34% believe the amount insured should be less than $250,000. Twenty-two percent (22%) take the opposite view and believe it should be higher. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 25% believe the current limits are about right.


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