Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Most Americans continue to believe that homeowners who cannot afford their mortgage payments should buy something cheaper rather than turn to the government for a bailout.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 22% of Adults think that if someone can't meet their increased mortgage payments, the government should assist them. Sixty-three percent (63%) say they should sell their home instead and buy a less expensive one. That's down six points from March’s high of 69%, but more in line with regular surveys over the past two years. Fifteen percent (15%) are not sure which course is better. (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.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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