Most Think Fed, Big Banks Too Close for Comfort
Monday, March 27, 2017
In response to the growing economy, the Federal Reserve Board is cautiously raising interest rates for the first time in years. Voters are slightly less wary of the economic power the Fed chairman has, but most still think the Fed is too cozy with big banking interests.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters believe big banks and other major financial institutions have too much insider influence over the actions of the Federal Reserve. This finding has changed little since we first asked it five years ago. Just 20% disagree, while 22% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 22-23, 2017 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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