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Questions - College Loans and Pell Grants - August 17-18, 2011

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted August 17-18, 2011

By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* If a good student comes from a poor household, should the federal government make loans available so that student can attend college?

 

 

2* Instead of loans, should the federal government provide students from poor households with grants of up to $5,500 that never have to be repaid?

 

 

3* If a good student comes from a middle class household, should the federal government make loans available so that student can attend college?

 

 

4* Instead of loans, should the federal government provide students from middle class households with grants of up to $5,500 that never have to be repaid?

 

 

5* Pell grants are currently given by the federal government to about 8 million college students and never have to be repaid. Pell grants cost the federal government about $30 billion a year. Should the federal government continue to provide Pell grants to students?

 

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence