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48% See Home-Buying As Family’s Best Investment

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

For the fourth straight month, less than half of adults nationwide believe buying a home is the best possible investment for a family.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of American Adults shows that just 48% believe buying a home is the best investment a family can make. Though that’s up slightly from July’s all-time low of 43%, it is well below findings dating back to 2008.

Prior to June, this finding had ranged from a low of 51% to a high of 73% since September 2008. As recently as last September, 60% felt that way. 

Still, just 29% do not think buying a home is the best investment for a family to make, down from last month’s high of 36%. This finding has ranged from a low of 1


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