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Questions - Banking, Inflation and Interest Rates - May 16-17, 2013

73% Expect to Pay More for Groceries
44% Think Interest Rates Will Be Higher In A Year
48% Confident In Stability of U.S. Banking Industry
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted May 16-17, 2013

By Rasmussen Reports


1* How confident are you in the stability of the U.S. banking industry today?


10% Very confident

38% Somewhat confident
36% Not very confident
12% Not at all confident
  4% Not sure

2* When thinking about the money you have in the bank, how worried are you that it will be lost due to a bank failure?

  8% Very worried

23% Somewhat worried
46% Not very worried
16% Not at all worried
  7% Not sure

3* How concerned are you about inflation?


42% Very concerned

33% Somewhat concerned
19% Not very concerned
  3% Not at all concerned
  3% Not sure

4* How confident are you that the Federal Reserve Board will be able to keep inflation under control and interest rates down?


  8% Very confident

32% Somewhat confident
36% Not very confident
18% Not at all confident
  6% Not sure

5* Are you paying more for groceries now than you were a year ago?

83% Yes
  8% No

  9% Not sure

6* A year from now, will the amount you spend for groceries by higher, lower or about the same?

73% Higher

  3% Lower
19% About the same
  6% Not sure

7* Do you owe more money, less money or about the same amount as you did a year ago?

25% More money
35% Less money
36% About the same amount
  5% Not sure

8* Are the interest rates you’re paying now higher or lower than a year ago, or are they about the same?

17% Higher

16% Lower
56% About the same
10% Not sure

9* A year from now, will interest rates be higher, lower or about the same?


44% Higher

  7% Lower
37% About the same
11% Not sure


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