21% Think Government Should Help With Mortgage Payments
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Americans still aren’t enthusiastic about the government helping those who cannot afford to make their mortgage payments, but they’re also not concerned they’ll be in that situation themselves any time soon.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just one-in-five American Adults (21%) believe that if someone cannot afford to make increased mortgage payments, the government should assist them. That's down slightly from April and the lowest finding since December. Most (63%) still think people in that situation should sell their home and find a less expensive one. Sixteen percent (16%) are not sure. This is in line with regular surveying since the spring of 2010. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 649 Adult Homeowners and 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 13-14, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 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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