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47% See Buying A Home As Family’s Best Investment

Monday, May 21, 2012

The number of Americans who view buying a home as a family’s best investment once again has fallen below 50%.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of U.S. Adults shows that just 47% believe buying a home is the best investment a family can make, a new low for the year. Twenty-eight percent (28%) disagree with that assessment, while another 25% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The survey of 1,000 American Adults nationwide was conducted on May 15-16, 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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