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Americans Still View Home Ownership As Strong Investment

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Adults nationwide round out 2014 still believing owning a home is a top investment but remain divided as to whether now’s a good time to sell in their area.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds 55% of American Adults believe that buying a home is the best investment most families can make. That’s generally in line with findings over the past several years  but is the highest level of confidence measured since June. Twenty-five percent (25%) disagree and say home ownership is not the best bet for most families, but 19% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 12-13, 2014 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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