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31% Think Government Should Help Troubled Mortgage Holders

Thursday, September 27, 2012

More Americans than ever think that if someone can’t afford their mortgage payments, the government should help them.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of American Adults still think that if someone can't afford to make their increased mortgage payments, it's better for them to sell their home and buy a less expensive one. But now 31% say the better option is for the government to assist them in making their mortgage payments. That's up from 22% in July.  Thirteen percent (13%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults nationwide was conducted on September 16-17, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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