59% Favor Government Subsidies to Keep Student Loan Costs Down
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
As Congress continues to struggle over a plan for government-backed student loans, most Americans think the government should be providing subsidies to keep those costs lower for students. Adults also feel more strongly that student loans should cover the cost of any college a student chooses.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 59% of American Adults believe government subsidies should be used to keep costs lower on student loan interest rates. Thirty percent (30%) think student loan interest rates should be the same as for regular loans. Another 11% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on July 13-14, 2013 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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