National Survey of
1,000 American Adults
Conducted June 23-24, 2014
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about the government student loan program?
2* Do you or someone in your family have a government student loan?
3* How likely is it that you or someone in your immediate family will apply for a student loan in the next five years?
4* The federal government is expanding the number of people who are eligible for a program that caps student loan repayments at 10% of an individual’s annual income. For those who work for the government and some non-profit organizations, the government will forgive any student loan that remains unpaid after 10 years. For others, remaining unpaid loans will be written off after 20 years. Is it a good idea for the government to automatically forgive these unpaid student loans?
5* Should the federal government forgive all student loans?
6* Is it too easy to get a student loan, too hard to get a student loan, or about right?
7* What would do more to help college students—lower tuition costs or easier access to student loans?
8* A proposal has been made to have the federal government rate colleges on things such as how many of their students graduate, how much debt their students accumulate and how much money their graduates subsequently earn. Do you favor or oppose a government college rating system like this?
9* Do you trust the government to fairly rate colleges in this manner?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence